Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Tips on Peer Roles for Providers Implementing Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS)

Providers are currently in the process of being notified of ACCS awards.

Please note: We had previously stated that they had already been notified, but this was inaccurate.
This process is still very much underway.

For those not in the know, about a decade ago, the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) moved to a ‘Community Based Flexible Supports’ (CBFS) model of providing residential and other primary adult mental health services. Whatever you make of the success (or lack thereof) of that model, things are on the move again. Now CBFS will become ACCS: Adult community Clinical Services. Providers who are interested in holding and implementing the new ACCS contracts have already placed their bids, and now everyone’s waiting to hear back.

Although few people seem to fully understand what the new model will look like (click here to check out this effort at an explanation through the DMH website if you’re interested in more details), one thing is clear: it will look different. One of the easier to understand differences is related to peer roles.

Please click here to read this article in its entirety, including tips on
implementing peer roles under the new structure.


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