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.
- 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