Lead | Implementation ToolsFinancing Suicide Prevention in Health Care Systems

The following resources provide guidance on how to optimize workflows and billing practices to better finance the delivery of improved suicide prevention services that align with the Zero Suicide framework. These resources are designed to serve as tools that health and behavioral health care organizations can use to maximize reimbursements for suicide prevention services, and summarize existing reimbursement mechanisms available for delivering components of suicide care.

The four tools linked below are tip sheets and sample workflows that can be used as quick references to provide guidance to health care systems in optimizing opportunities to capture billable services.

For more in-depth information about existing billing practices and reimbursement mechanisms, as well as supplemental information briefs, please see the full report Financing Suicide Prevention in Health Care Systems: Best Practices and Recommendations.


SPRC and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention are able to make this web site available thanks to support from Universal Health Services (UHS), the Zero Suicide Institute at EDC, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (grant 1 U79 SM0559945).

No official endorsement by SAMHSA, DHHS, or UHS for the information on this web site is intended or should be inferred.