Task Force statement for CMMI Behavioral Health Summit

Given the HCTTF’s commitment to value and innovation, we strongly support efforts by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to integrate multi-stakeholder feedback in the development of behavioral health models. The HCTTF notes that there are already a number of innovative efforts underway to address patients’ behavioral health needs. Despite existing efforts, there is much more to be done; we CMS provide areas of potential consideration for future behavioral health models in our letter.

Task Force Summary Response

1. Increased flexibility on privacy requirements for data-sharing.
2. Focus on widespread adoption of existing models, a unifying approach, and better state/federal coordination.
3. Specificity of model design by patient population and market dynamics.

Read the letter here 


Letter submitted on August 24, 2017