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Office of Mental Health

 

Freestanding Clinics

Overview

The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) welcomes the participation of freestanding mental health clinics, state psychiatric hospitals, and diagnostic and treatment centers in the OMH Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Initiative’s 2016 projects. CQI 2016 builds on the success of past OMH CQI projects, aligns with statewide priorities to improve health- and behavioral health-related outcomes for the New York State (NYS) Medicaid population, and harnesses the expanding capacities of the OMH Psychiatric Services and Clinical Knowledge Enhancement System (PSYCKES) application.

The 2016 initiative offers eligible clinics the choice of three QI projects:

  • Integrating BH Managed Care Quality Assurance Reporting Requirements (QARR), to promote better provider awareness and performance on key behavioral health measures monitored by MCOs. The project will help providers build readiness for managed care quality initiatives.


  • Suicide Prevention (SP), to promote evidence-based practices in suicide prevention and reduce the rate of suicide attempts and completed suicides among clinic populations. The project aligns with the Joint Commission and the OMH Suicide Prevention Office’s standards of care.


  • CMS-funded Care Transitions Network for People with Serious Mental Illness, to promote readiness for Value Based Payment and DSRIP performance, and reduce hospital readmission and high utilization. The project utilizes clinical, financial, and utilization data to support understanding of client total system utilization.
OMH licensed mental health clinics (other than state-operated clinics) and diagnostic and treatment centers receive a Medicaid fee enhancement for their active participation in the CQI initiative. The enhancement is available for fee-for-service and managed care Medicaid services. For details see the memo, “QI Adjustment to APGs Extended in to 2018 for the New York State Office of Mental Health’s (OMH) Quality Improvement Initiative for Clinics

For more information about the OMH Continuous Quality improvement (CQI) Initiative's 2016 Projects, please contact the PSYCKES Help Desk

News

For updates or information about any of the CQI projects, please contact PSYCKES Help.

CQI Webinars Recordings

Title Description Materials Date Recorded
Webinar: CQI Suicide Prevention (SP) Project Training Webinar This 90-minute webinar will review the initial implementation steps for this project. It will cover project tasks, timelines, and measures. Not Yet Available

November 28, 2016

Webinar: CQI Quality Assurance Reporting Requirements (QARR) Project Training Webinar This 90-minute webinar reviews the initial implementation steps for this project. It will cover project tasks, timelines, and measures. CQI QARR Project Training Webinar Slides
QARR FAQs
October 13, 2016
Webinar: CQI Care Transitions Network (CTN) Project Training Webinar This 90-minute webinar, presented by OMH in collaboration with the National Council, reviews the initial implementation steps and covers project tasks, timelines, and measures. CQI CTN Project Training Webinar Slides September 21, 2016
Webinar: 2016 CQI New Project Overview This webinar will provide a review of new project options for the Office of Mental Health 2016 Continuous Quality Improvement initiative. CQI 2016 Project Overview Webinar Slides July 28, 2016

PSYCKES Calendar


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