Identifies the beneficiary’s needs, concerns, strengths and deficits and allows the beneficiary and his or her family to make informed decisions about the treatment. The assessment must include a comprehensive bio-psychosocial interview and review of relevant psychological, medical, and educational records to obtain information necessary to establish or support a diagnosis. It also serves to drive the development or revision of the treatment plan and development of discharge criteria.
SPD is interaction between the beneficiary, his or her family and/or other individuals significant to the beneficiary, qualified clinical professionals, treatment Providers and care coordinators which makes up the interdisciplinary team. The purpose of this service is to allow the interdisciplinary team the opportunity to discuss and or review the beneficiary’s assessed needs, physical health, personal strengths, weaknesses, social history, and support systems in collaboration and develop a plan
A Mental Health Comprehensive Assessment Follow-up occurs face-to-face with the beneficiary after an initial assessment to re-evaluate the status of the beneficiary, identify any significant changes in behavior and/or condition, and to monitor and ensure appropriateness of treatment. Follow-up assessments may also be rendered to assess the beneficiary’s progress, response to treatment, the need for continued treatment and establish medical necessity for new or additional services to be added to
SCDHH requires the use of the CALOCUS-CASII as the standardized pre-admission criteria for all beneficiaries being considered for RBHS CSS. The assessment must be a face-to-face assessment with the beneficiary. The CALOCUS-CASII links a clinical assessment with standardized criteria that describes the level of intensity of services needed for a beneficiary. The CALOCUS-CASII rating can be done for any beneficiary in any setting, regardless of the diagnosis or service agency with which the benef
The CBCL is used to assess a wide variety of behaviors and emotions in children, including depression. It's particularly useful when it is unclear what might be causing a child's problem behaviors or symptoms. Psychologist Thomas M. Achenbach, PhD, developed the CBCL
Outcome measures have been talked about in the behavioral health field for over 20 years yet only 18% of psychiatrists and 11% of psychologists in the US routinely use outcome measures (Fortney, Sladek, & Unützer, 2015). There is a lot of evidence that suggests that using outcome measures to track and provide feedback on patient progress is linked to better outcomes. Outcome measures are tools, often rating scales, delivered systematically to measure the impact of a service or intervention on a
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