The cost of providing mental and behavioral health services and the personnel required proportional to the number of people served. While a majority of our revenue is gained through Medicaid reimbursement, the rate only covers approximately $.85 to every dollar it costs us to provide psychiatric treatment and support services. Other services, such as meals, home visits, Metro assistance, and so on, are are not eligible for reimbursement. To close the gap between District funding and the resources needed to sustain and expand our services, we are pursuing support from private foundations, individuals and corporate sponsorships. In a addition, we are continuing to explore new programs, services (such as Counseling at Dupont) and partnerships that can reduce our general operating costs.
The Provider Scorecard rates the 31 community-based behavioral health providers certified by the DC Department of Behavioral Health (DBH). The Scorecard comprises two scored sections—Quality and Financial—and, in addition, awards five bonus points to agencies with a recognized national accreditation that demonstrates an organizational investment and commitment to meet and maintain high quality service and business standards and practices. For more additional about the DBH Provider Scorecard, visit the DCDBH site.