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Alaska’s FASD Diagnostic Team Network. Presentation by L. Diane Casto Manager, Prevention & Early Intervention Services State of Alaska, DHSS, Division of Behavioral Health. Team Structure & Process.

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alaska s fasd diagnostic team network

Alaska’s FASD Diagnostic Team Network

Presentation by

L. Diane Casto

Manager, Prevention & Early Intervention Services

State of Alaska, DHSS, Division of Behavioral Health

team structure process
Team Structure & Process
  • 12 community-based diagnostic teams across Alaska—1 specialty team at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute
  • All teams required to use the UW 4-digit diagnostic process
  • Teams trained at UW training program in Seattle
  • Team membership must include a trained Parent Navigator
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Team Structure & Process
  • All teams housed/developed within an established service delivery agency
  • Teams receiving state funding MUST complete and return data collection forms prior to payment
  • Teams funded primarily through Medicaid Reimbursement and State of Alaska Provider Agreements
alaska s diagnostic team challenges
Alaska’s Diagnostic Team Challenges
  • Sustainability
    • Funding
    • Agency support
  • Team Member Turnover
  • Qualified & Available Team Members (lack of specialist in AK)
  • Ongoing Training
alaska s diagnostic team network successes
Alaska’s Diagnostic Team Network Successes
  • Over 850 completed diagnoses since 2001
  • Quality data collected and analyzed for each completed diagnosis (UAA Evaluation Team)
  • Increased reporting to Alaska’s Birth Defects & FAS Registry
  • Monthly support/TA calls available for all team members
  • Established 4-digit Diagnostic Process training in Alaska (Southcentral Foundation)
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Alaska’s FASD Diagnostic Team Network
  • For information, copies of data reports, evaluations or Teamwork Manual contact:

L. Diane Casto

[email protected]

907/465-3033

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