Community Behavioral Health (CBH) is a not-for-profit 501c (3) corporation contracted by the City of Philadelphia to provide mental health and substance abuse services for Philadelphia County Medicaid recipients.
CBH is the nation's largest non-profit behavioral health managed care organization. CBH is committed to working in partnership with other social service agencies to provide additional services to respond to and advocate for the health needs of all city residents who lack health care.
Supported through state funding, CBH works in partnership with the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide vital behavioral health services. Today, CBH is responsible for providing behavioral health coverage for the City’s 420,000 Medicaid recipients. Its primary activities include:
• Authorizing payment for behavioral health services
• Requiring provider agencies to deliver effective and medically necessary services
• Achieving management and operational efficiencies to lower healthcare costs – less