Gettysburg, Pa. (February 5, 2023)—Thursday, February 23 at 1:00 PM ET, executives from Oaks Integrated Care will present on the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) care and reimbursement model. The one-hour session, “Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics — The Oaks Integrated Care Case Study”, will explain how the new model incentivizes quality care to improve outcomes by addressing whole person health.

“This model is growing rapidly, and specialty provider organizations need to consider this as a strategy for sustainability,” said Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer for OPEN MINDS. “Fueled by many factors, including the pandemic and an increasing demand for mental health services, total federal investment in CCBHCs from 2018 to 2022 now tops $1.8 billion. There are already 350 specialty provider organizations managing CCBHCs. There is value in this model.”

With a shift to whole person care, the CCBHC model provides an opportunity to develop new reimbursement agreements. Attendees of this roundtable will hear from Michael D’Amico, MSW, LCSW, Vice President, and Kacey Batushansky, MA, LPC, CCS, Assistant Vice President, with Oaks Integrated Care on the unique aspects of the CCBHC model and how providers are reimbursed. The presentation will highlight the opportunities presented in developing creative and flexible service delivery with full cost coverage. Executive attendees will gain knowledge of the prospective payment system that allows for derived Medicaid bundled rates, how the model serves as a sustainability strategy, and the future of CCBHCs.

The roundtable is open to all OPEN MINDS Circle members. To register, visit

The February 23 Circle Elite Executive Roundtable is offered as part of a weekly series designed to help executive teams navigate the business, organizational, operational, and culture changes in today’s dynamic marketplace. Each one-hour briefing outlines a field-tested approach for developing strategies for organizational sustainability and growth. Each session is delivered live and available on demand.

Speaker Bios:
Michael D’Amico, MSW, LCSW, Vice President, oversees operations for Ambulatory and Acute Care Behavioral Health Services. As a champion of evidence-based practices, data-driven decision making, and person-centered care, Mr. D’Amico has been a driving force behind implementing new models of behavioral health care such as the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. Mr. D’Amico has experience working with the National Council for Mental Well-Being advocating for legislative change to improve behavioral health services throughout the country in addition to serving on and steering advisory committees on the county, state, and national levels. Mr. D’Amico, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, also works as adjunct faculty for Rutgers University’s School of Social Work, where he earned his degrees.

Kacey Batushansky, MA, LPC, CCS, Assistant Vice President, provides oversight to clinical and community-based programs for co-occurring disorders across the state of New Jersey. Ms. Batushansky, a New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor, earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from James Madison University and master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Given her dedication to continued professional development, she has pursued post-graduate training in trauma-focused intervention and evidenced-based treatment for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Her passion and expertise is evident in her 13 years of experience in providing clinical supervision and engaging in program development/implementation, to ensure ethical and trauma-informed services are delivered to vulnerable populations.

OPEN MINDS is a national market intelligence, management consulting, and marketing services firm specializing exclusively in the markets of the health and human service field that serve consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs. OPEN MINDS mission is to provide payers, service provider organizations, and technology and scientific firms that serve these consumers with the market and management knowledge needed to improve their organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

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