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Community Mental Health Center (CMHC)

A CMHC may receive Medicare reimbursement for partial hospitalization services only if it demonstrates that it provides “core services” they include (a) Outpatient services, including specialized outpatient services for children, the elderly, individuals who are chronically mentally ill, and residents of the CMHC’s mental health service area who have been discharged from inpatient treatment at a mental health facility; (b) 24 hour-a-day emergency care services; (c) Day treatment, or other partial hospitalization services, or psychosocial rehabilitation services; and (d) Screening for patients being considered for admission to state mental health facilities to determine the appropriateness of such admission.

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