The Department of Health and Human Services today awarded $22.9 million to help 24 states certify Community Behavioral Health Clinics and establish a Medicaid prospective payment system for their services. The states also will solicit input from stakeholders and apply to participate in a two-year demonstration of certified CBHCs under Section 223 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. “Today’s awards will assist states in working closely with community clinics to bring together essential behavioral health services, integrate primary care services and improve quality and data reporting systems,” said Kana Enomoto, acting administrator for HHS’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.