SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health
Services (CMHS) and other agencies offer many resources
to help mental health service providers learn about
Invitational Conference on Medicaid and Mental
Health Services. Cosponsored by SAMHSA and
the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
(CMS), this annual invitation-only event brings
together state Medicaid and mental health departments.
Technical assistance papers. The Medicaid
subcommittee of the President's New Freedom
Commission on Mental Health urged CMHS to provide
more technical assistance to states. CMHS is
now working with CMS to develop papers clarifying
policies and highlighting promising practices.
The first, "Psychotropic Medications:
Addressing Costs without Restricting Access,"
is available at www.cms.hhs.gov/
Data. CMHS gathers and analyzes data on Medicaid
and mental health. See www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/
Other organizations also offer: