Information about Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) for Providers and Managed Care Organizations

This web page has information about Rhode Island’s CCBHC Initiative for providers and managed-care organizations (MCOs) including certification standards, billing manuals, staffing templates, contract checklists, public planning meetings notes, and more. Click on the tabs below to find recently updated and archived resources.  

See below for technical guidance to support providers through the CCBHC certification application process.  

Background: Certification Process 

The CCBHC Interagency Team released the RI CCBHC Certification Application on February 15, 2023, alongside an overview of the application review and scoring process. The application, scoring criteria, and supporting documents are linked below: 

Applications were submitted to the State no later than April 3, 2023 via email to  

The established certification standards, criteria, and application evaluation process reflected the State’s mission and priority to ensure access to high quality services to all Rhode Islanders. Here are the main components of the Rhode Island CCBHC certification process: 

  • All State Fiscal Year 24 (SFY24) CCBHC applicants have been evaluated based on their demonstrated ability to meet the established certification requirements. This determination has been informed by both the contents of each provider’s written application for certification and an onsite assessment by the CCBHC Certification Team. 
  • SFY24 CCBHC applicants have received one of four designations based on their demonstrated level of readiness to meet all core and minimum CCBHC certification:  
    • 1a) Not Certified – Application Closed;  
    • 1b) Not Certified – Application Remains Open;  
    • 2) Contingently Certified; OR  
    • 3) Fully Certified
  • Applicants who are designated ‘contingently certified’ or ‘fully certified’ are eligible to execute an MCO contract and to receive the CCBHC PPS rate for as long as they maintain either of these statuses. 

More information about the certification process can be found here, in an August 21, 2023 memo to CCBHC Applicants from EOHHS Secretary Richard Charest. And you may also find answers to frequently asked questions about the CCBHC certification process here

See below for technical guidance to support provider completion of the CCBHC Cost Report. 

Submissions must: 

  • Follow CMS’ CCBHC cost report instructions for PPS-2 and this technical guidance 
  • Use SFY 2022 (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022) as the base year for cost report data 
  • Include supplemental reports in Appendix F 
  • Include one report per organization 

Please submit cost report questions to We look forward to collaborating throughout the cost report development process. 

Below are key Cost Reporting guidance documents and templates: