Payment Reform

Contract Provider Cost Survey Instructions


Who: The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), the California Behavioral Health Director’s Association (CBHDA), the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) and a group of Counties are working together on beta-testing a cost survey tool. The data submitted through the cost survey tool will drive the development of service rates that are need to implement the new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and the overall payment reform methodology that will go live 7/1/2023.


What: To support this process, counties are reaching out to a selected group of their Community Based Organization (CBO) providers to pilot the contract provider version of the cost survey tool. The attached cost survey tool needs to be completed by the selected contract providers. The directions on how to complete the cost survey tool are attached.


When: Each selected contractor is asked to submit the cost survey tool no later than December 1st, 2021. The completed cost surveys should be sent to both the contact person for the county that selected you for this pilot and to Brooke Ramirez at CalMHSA;


How: A training meeting and question and answer session will be held on November 17th at 12:00pm, information below