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DCF Central Placement Team Transition. Supporting integration with the CT BHP Administrative Services Organization A presentation to the CT BHP Oversight Council September 13, 2006. Overview of Process.

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DCF Central Placement Team Transition

Supporting integration with the CT BHP Administrative Services Organization

A presentation to the CT BHP Oversight Council

September 13, 2006


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Overview of Process

  • Residential and Level II Group Home levels of care are the costliest and most intensive services DCF funds

  • CPT staff at DCF process over 2000 requests for placement annually (Area office, CSSD and Parole)

  • In any given year, approximately 300-350 RTC and Level II Group Home “slots” become available


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Why change the process?

  • DCF appreciates the complexity of managing the high volume of requests against existing resources and the need to identify alternative treatment plans when necessary

  • Contract with ValueOptions requires authorization, continued care review and transition planning for RTC and Group Home levels of care

  • Using existing IT resources within VO, DCF is planning to streamline the CPT process to enhance efficiency and support appropriate clinical match of service to need


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Current Protocol

  • All CPT “packets” are reviewed by DCF/CSSD Central Placement Team staff and authorized by Value Options Care Managers

  • CPT staff are responsible for matching child’s clinical needs to appropriate program

  • VO Care Managers are responsible for tracking child’s clinical progress and assisting with discharge planning


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Enhanced Protocol

  • DCF “469” form to be replaced with standardized instrument customized for CT

  • CANS: Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment

  • Communication Tool designed to organize clinical and psycho-social information

  • Can be programmed to interface with existing VO data base (member and provider files) to support clinical and data reporting operations

  • Identification of community alternatives for those 1700 youth who will not go to RTC or Level II Group Home care


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More information on the CANS

  • Not meant to replace clinical evaluations, discharge summaries, school or medical records

  • Not used as an alternative to the RTC and Group Home Level of Care Guidelines

  • Designed to organize clinical information to support justification for these restrictive levels of care (or not)

  • A descriptive tool, not an evaluation or clinical assessment instrument


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CANS (cont)

  • Designed for use in public domain to assist state agencies in developing appropriate treatment planning strategies

  • DCF CPT staff, area office staff, parole staff and CSSD staff have reviewed and provided input to revised CT version

  • VO able to easily import from New Jersey ASO service site


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  • For additional information:

    www.buddinpraed.org

  • Provider Subcommittee discussion to be scheduled for September/October

  • Implementation scheduled for November, 2006


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