As the largest behavioral health and substance use disorder (SUD) provider in Alabama, AltaPointe Health Systems, Inc. (AHS) proposes to expand CCBHC services to children with serious emotional disturbance (SED) and adults with serious mental illness (SMI), justice-involved patients, veterans, and people who are living in poverty, are uninsured, and/or enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP in Mobile County, Alabama.
To improve care for all CCBHC patients, AHS will:
• adopt an integrated physical health/behavioral health care model;
• expand care coordination to CCBHC patients;
• expand outpatient SUD services to its Gordon Smith Campus;
• significantly expand care to veterans; and
• adopt (prior to award) 24-hour mobile crisis services.
Throughout this project, AHS intends to establish up to 750 primary care patients in Y1 and 1,250 in Y2; provide care coordination services to up to 200 patients in both Y1 and Y2; expand services to veterans by 20%; and expand SUD services to 75 patients in both Y1 and Y2. In total, AHS intends to establish 1,000 patients in Y1 and 1,500 patients in Y2. Throughout the lifetime of this CCBHC project, AHS intends to provide a fully integrated primary care and behavioral health model of care for all patients who seek our services supported by a robust care coordination program that helps patients successfully access services in their communities.
AHS, the second-largest behavioral health and SUD provider in the southeastern US, will bring its considerable infrastructure to bear on the delivery of the CCBHC model. This includes expanding AHS's use of evidence-based practices (EBP) to ensure that all patients seeking care get access to the highest quality of care. The assembled team of experienced behavioral health providers and leaders are also committed to developing a robust data collection and reporting structure that will allow AHS to manage the performance of its CCBHC and to make informed adjustments to the model to improve outcomes.