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CCBHC Data Collection Tools

How often must CCBHCs collect data on clients? Per SAMHSA, CCBHCs must complete the National Outcome Measures (NOMs) form, in addition to any screening tools indicated in the original grant proposal at multiple points in time: intake, every 6 months thereafter, and at discharge. The NOMs form is available for review and download by clicking on "Materials." Currently, there is a NOMs form for adults and children. However, SAMHSA is working to revise the NOMs form with the new form to be implemented early 2023. One of the primary changes is merging the adult and child forms into a single form.

What screening tools are recommended for the CCBHC program?

The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) states that CCBHCs must provide suicide screenings and behavioral health screenings. Using tools already familiar to your staff and clinicians can be beneficial. The screening tools do not necessarily have to be standardized, widely-used tools. CCBHC Support suggests only selecting 2-3 screening tools, otherwise data collection becomes cumbersome for both the client and the clinician. Typically, we recommend one (1) suicide screening tool and one (1) mental health screening tool. The National Outcomes Measures (NOMs) form, which is also required by SAMHSA to be collected in addition to your selected screening tools, has multiple questions regarding a clients' substance use. Thus, an additional drug/alcohol screening tool may not be warranted and/or it may provide redundant data. A selection of screening tools commonly used in the CCBHC program include:


Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ)

Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)

The Organization's own Suicide/Homicide Risk Assessment

Mental Health

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Assessment (GAD-7)

Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10)

Substance Use

Opioid Risk Tool (ORT)

Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)

Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST-10)

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