Building Community-Based Behavioral Health and Long-Term Care Provider Readiness for Payment Reform

This brief examines the competencies necessary for community-based behavioral health and long-term care providers to successfully participate in alternative payment models, discusses the barriers these providers face, and explores how states, the federal government, and private organizations can increase providers’ readiness to participate in payment reform activities. It is based on literature review and key informant interviews with a mix of national and state-based experts and practitioners, including researchers from think tanks, federal and state officials, provider association leaders, and providers.