Mark Twain Behavioral Health - Accreditations & Certifications
Accreditations & Certifications

Accreditations & Certifications

MTBH is dedicated to providing person-centered, high-quality healthcare. Through a variety of review processes, our programs are audited, certified or accredited to ensure we offer services that meet high standards and are continually improving while aligning with our values and supporting our mission of enhancing the overall health and wellbeing of those we serve.

CARF Accreditation  

CARF accreditation is official recognition that our organization is guided by internationally recognized service standards and best practices.

CARF International has accredited Mark Twain Behavioral Health for these programs:

    • Case Management/Services Coordination:  Integrated AOD/MH (Adults)
    • Case Management/Services Coordination:  Psychosocial Rehabilitation (Adults)
    • Case Management/Services Coordination:  Psychosocial Rehabilitation (Children and Adolescents)
    • Crisis Intervention: Mental Health (Adults)
    • Crisis Intervention: Mental Health (Children and Adolescents)
    • Health Home: Comprehensive Care (Adults)
    • Health Home: Comprehensive Care (Children and Adolescents)
    • Intensive Outpatient Treatment (BH): Substance Use Disorders/Addictions (Adults)
    • Outpatient Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Children and Adolescents)
    • Outpatient Treatment: Integrated: AOD/MH (Adults)
    • Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Adults)
    • Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Children and Adolescents)
    • Outpatient Treatment (BH): Substance Use Disorders/Addictions (Adults)
    • Outpatient Treatment (BH): Substance Use Disorders/Addictions (Adults)


Behavioral Health Certification

The Excellence in Mental Health Act demonstration established a federal definition and criteria for Community Certified Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs). What is Behavioral Health Certification? These organizations are designed to provide a comprehensive range of mental health and substance use disorder services to vulnerable individuals utilizing a prospective payment system. 

Mark Twain Behavioral Health became a CCBHC July 1, 2017.  This certification has allowed us the ability to develop new positions within our organization and provide an even larger range of services to our communities.


Administrative Agent for Department of Mental Health

Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) emerged as a result of federal legislation in 1963.  The Community Mental Health Centers Act was a long overdue response to the treatment of the mentally ill for decades.  The Act required an alternative to institutionalization be developed, which provided for early intervention and treatment for both children and adults. 

In Missouri, CMHCs are designated Administrative Agents by the Department of Mental Health (DMH) and are the primary treatment providers for both adults and children in the DMH’s Comprehensive Psychiatric Services Division.  Mark Twain Behavioral Health is designated as an Administrative Agent for service area 14, as we offer comprehensive behavioral health services.