This section includes unique reports on special topics, ranging from an analysis of clinical need in Intensive Care Coordination as documented in CANS assessments to an evaluation of how Outpatient Hub Services comply with CBHI goals.
Clinical Topic Reviews
Behavioral Health Screening Among MassHealth Children and Adolescents
Results from the 2013 evaluation suggest that the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative had a large impact on formal BH screening and treatment utilization among children and adolescents enrolled in MassHealth.
- CTR 2013 – BH Screening Among MassHealth Children and Adolescents (February 2015) file size 1MB file size 58MB
Behavioral Health Screening for Children with Well Visits
The first Clinical Topic Review was conducted in order to better understand how behavioral health screenings were occurring for children and adolescents during well visits prior to the implementation of a requirement that primary care providers perform behavioral health screening using a standardized behavioral health screening tool during every well child visit.
Outpatient Hub Services Evaluation: Executive Summary and Recommendations
The CBHI Outpatient Hub Services Evaluation was designed to examine how well OP is operating as a ‘hub service’ in coordinating care and facilitating access to other medically necessary behavioral health services.
- Executive Summary and Recommendations file size 1MB file size 2MB
- Appendix and Surveys file size 1MB
A two-part report on changes observed in CANS scores during the course of service of youth involved with ICC or with IHT.
- Changes in Child Status During Behavioral Health Services in 2013: Data from CANS Part II – Domain Level Analysis (August 2016)
- Changes in Child Status During Behavioral Health Services in 2013: Data from CANS Part I – Item Level Analysis (Dec 2015)
This report presents an analysis of completed CANS assessments entered between June 2009 and July 2010 for children and youth receiving Intensive Care Coordination. The analysis is an initial look at the level of clinical need in youth served in ICC, as documented in initial CANS assessments.
Intensive Care Coordination (ICC) Survey
In an effort to better understand how Intensive Care Coordination (ICC) is working for children, youth and families, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) conducted a survey of parents and caregivers of children who have received ICC or “wrap-around” services. Four hundred families from across the state were randomly selected and invited to participate, with the online survey available from November 26, 2012 to December 15, 2012.
- Intensive Care Coordination (ICC) Survey of Family Satisfaction Report of Findings file size 3MB file size 2MB
The National Center for Mental Health Checkups at Columbia University, a national policy and resource center devoted to increasing youth access to regular mental health checkups wrote this case study on the standardized behavioral health screening requirement in Massachusetts.