New York State Clinical Records Initiative (NYSCRI)
NYSCRI is the New York State Clinical Records Initiative. The Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) offer this standardized, compliant and integrated clinical case records form set, on a voluntary basis, for their local licensed non-inpatient programs. Access the form set along with related clinical resources .
NYSCRI was initiated in 2009 through a collaborative effort of the OMH Long Island Field Office, Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Regional Office, Nassau and Suffolk County Divisions of Mental Hygiene and the Long Island Coalition of Behavioral Health Providers. A representative group of providers, state/county agency staff, as well as recipients and families, worked to develop the form set. First piloted on Long Island, the forms are now available to providers statewide in this extended pilot project.
Electronic Medical Records vendors and interested providers/entities wishing to obtain NYSCRI Certification may obtain further information on fees, the application process and other details by contacting Scott Lloyd, President, MTM Services. Once certified, OMH will list these vendors on our website. Certification is performed on behalf of OMH and OASAS by MTM Services. This process assures providers the vendor's program contains all the NYSCRI data elements and linkages.
- Waiver Extension for NYSCRI Users (selected OMH programs) to Place Diagnosis in Assessment (Section 587.16)
- Frequently Asked Questions
As NYSCRI has been made available statewide, on a voluntary basis, there have been numerous questions related to the forms and processes surrounding them. Whether received by e-mail, phone, webinar, at one of our training seminars or elsewhere, a list of Frequently Asked Questions has been developed to provide further guidance.
- The New York State Clinical Records Initiative site contains forms, manuals, power point slide presentations, and other important tools to support use of the NYSCRI standardized forms.
- OMH/OASAS Joint Announcement (38kb)
- Overview (3.2mb)
- NYSCRI Certified Vendors/Entities List
- NYSCRI Webinars Now Available on OMH Website
Links to replay a series of three 1.5 hour webinars about the New York State Clinical Records Initiative (NYSCRI) are available on the OMH website. Originally shown in December, 2010, the webinars are designed for leadership to gather information about this voluntary demonstration project aimed at standardizing the clinical records used by OMH and OASAS licensed providers.
- OASAS New Guidance for Part 822 Providers Using the Interim Documentation Strategy
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Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to NYSCRI.