It is often challenging for Community Behavioral Health Agencies (CBHA) to provide innovative and comprehensive services because of insufficient of funding to cover the cost and low-profit margins that prevent agencies from being creative or taking on risk. Hear how two CBHAs have used the Prospective Payment System Rate to design a service delivery model that promotes access, comprehensive services, and positive health outcomes.

Shauna Reitmeier, MSW, LGSW

Northwestern Mental Health Center

Shauna Reitmeier serves as the CEO of the Northwestern Mental Health Center for a six rural and frontier county Community Mental Health Center in NW Minnesota. With over 20 years of administrative and clinical experience, she worked in Medicaid Managed Care in Michigan, with the National Council for Behavioral Healthcare and is currently transforming coordinated care through the CCBHC service delivery and payment model demonstration project through SAMHSA.

Laura Vaughn, LPCC

Northern Pines Mental Health Center

Laura Vaughn leads the Northern Pines Mental Health Center a new CCBHC which employs 300 dedicated employees across six counties in central Minnesota. She previously served as the Director of Operations and Co-Director of Children and Family Services. She is a member of the International Association for Counseling and Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Providers. Laura is passionate about advocating for behavioral health and those most vulnerable.