Signal’s History

The concept of Signal Behavioral Health Network was created by the three original founding members: Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS), Arapahoe House, and Crossroads’ Turning Points, Inc. By the time Signal was awarded the substance abuse contracts for SSPAs 1, 2 and 4 (in 1997), the Board consisted of the three founding members as well as Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network (ADMHN) and Denver Health. Several years later, the decision was made to add a sixth member, North Range Behavioral Health. Signal is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

How Signal Works

  • The Office of Behavioral Health and the counties contract with Signal for treatment services.
  • Judicial Districts fund Signal directly.
  • Signal subcontracts with providers for delivery of substance abuse treatment services.
  • Providers submit admission, DACODS, and service information into the Signal Beacon system. Signal aggregates this data and uses it to report to the Office of Behavioral Health.
  • Signal pays the providers monthly.

Signal's Services

  • A complex online service management and billing web-based application available to providers, counties, and internal Signal staff.
  • Clinical auditing and oversight of network providers as well as performance monitoring.
  • Management of state, county, and judicial district funds.
  • Data collection and reporting resource for the state.
  • Lobbying to obtain monies or affect public policy for substance abuse treatment