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PSYCKES in Behavioral Health Inpatient Settings

The New York State Office of Mental Health is pleased to offer Psychiatric Services and Clinical Knowledge Enhancement System (PSYCKES)access to behavioral health inpatient providers licensed under Article 28, 31, and/or 32.  PSYCKES offers providers access to Medicaid data to support clinical evaluation, treatment planning, coordination of care, and quality improvement.  Data in PSYCKES comes from Medicaid fee-for-service and managed care claims, and includes over 3.7 million individuals with a current or past behavioral health service, diagnosis, or psychotropic medication. PSYCKES includes both clinical summaries of individual client data and quality reports that aggregate data at all levels of the mental health system.  Using PSYCKES has numerous benefits:

  • User-friendly summaries provide up to 5 years of individual client data across all treatment settings including medications, behavioral and medical inpatient services, and behavioral and medical outpatient services. 
  • Quality reports summarize data on a number of quality concerns including high utilization of medical and/or behavioral health emergency and inpatient services, re-hospitalizations, and preventable hospitalizations.  A number of medication related measures have also been developed. 
  • Clients designated as “high need” by Office of Mental Health (OMH) for the Behavioral Health Organizations (BHOs) will be identified in PSYCKES.
  •  BHOs will have access to PSYCKES; providers with access will be able to view the same information that is available to BHOs in a common platform.

How Can PSYCKES Be Used in Behavioral Health Inpatient Settings?

For clinical decision-making: User-friendly clinical summaries provide up to 5 years of individual client data across all treatment settings including diagnoses, medications, behavioral/medical inpatient and outpatient services, laboratory/X-ray tests, dental and vision services, and living supports/transportation. This information can fill critical information needs at intake, during treatment, and at discharge to support clinical review, treatment planning, care coordination, and discharge planning.

For quality improvement: Quality reports summarize data on a number of quality measures including:

  • Acute Care Utilization Measures: High utilization of medical and/or behavioral health emergency and inpatient services, re-admissions, and preventable hospitalizations.
  • Medication-Related Measures: Polypharmacy, high doses of psychotropic medications, and clients who have an existing cardiometabolic condition and are on an antipsychotic classified as high risk for metabolic disturbance.

Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to the PSYCKES Team.