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1 House Human Services Committee Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services May 24, 2006

2 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, Public Mental Health System in Texas DSHS mental health services are only part of the public mental health system in Texas. Law enforcement, education, Medicaid, CHIP, the criminal justice system, hospitals and other entities all play major roles in treating Texans with mental illnesses.

3 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, Behavioral Health Issues Impact Other Systems 75% of children placed in foster care have parents with behavioral health problems: DFPS, DSHS, DARS 75% of kids in the juvenile justice system have behavioral health problems: TJPC, TYC, TDCJ, DSHS 30% of kids in the juvenile justice system will end up in the adult justice system: TJPC, TYC, TDCJ, DSHS 46% of all ER visits have behavioral health issues as a basic or contributing factor: DADS, TWC, DSHS 30% of all truancy is related to behavioral health problems: TEA, TWC, TJPC, TYC, DSHS

4 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, Mental Health as a Public Health Crisis Comparative mortality statistics, 2001 Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

5 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, Mental Illness Strikes More Americans Each Year Than Other Serious Illnesses Mental Illness Serious Mental Illness CVDDiabetesCancerAsthma CDC BRFSS, SEER Cancer Statistics Review, , Prevalence, Severity, and Comorbidity of 12-Month DSM-IV Disorders Arch Gen Psychiatry. Vol. 62, June 2005

6 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Community-based services –39 Local Mental Health Authorities –Dallas Area NorthSTAR Authority –180 Substance Abuse contracts 10 State Hospitals

7 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, Funding Mechanisms Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse payment mechanisms: –Substance Abuse Treatment: Fee-for-service –Substance Abuse Prevention: Cost reimbursement –Community Mental Health Centers: Prepayment for services

8 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, Funding Equity for MH Services The General Appropriations Act (Article II, Special Provisions, Sec. 29) requires the Department of State Health Services to implement a long term plan to achieve equity in state funding allocations among local mental health authorities. The plan will be implemented from fiscal years The goal of the plan is to achieve equity to the greatest extent possible by fiscal year Any funding reductions to a local authority for the purpose of achieving equity may not exceed 5 percent of allocated general revenue in a fiscal year. The plan also ensures that improving funding equity is a priority in distributing any new state or federal funds that may become available for allocation to community centers. Progress to date: 5 percent estimated to be achieved by end of FY06.

9 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, Community Mental Health Services Community mental health centers are locally- governed components of the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) service delivery system. DSHS delegates to a community mental health center the responsibilities of a local mental health authority which ensures the provision and continuity of services for individuals with mental illness, efficient use of resources, consumer satisfaction, and accountability.

10 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, Contract Management Performance contracts between DSHS and the Local Mental Health Authorities include important general provisions denoting the terms of the contract. Attachments to the contracts stipulate the services targets, performance measures, outcomes, and remedies, sanctions, and penalties that may result from failing to fulfill contract expectations. Provisions include expectations of low administrative overhead, utilization management completion rates, and measures related to appropriateness of services delivered and percentage of clients receiving the minimum number of Resiliency and Disease Management service package hours. Penalties/recoupment for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2006 totaled $163,858.

11 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, HB 2292 Mental Health Service Requirements Integration of Physical Health and Behavioral Health Priority Population Redefined Resiliency and Disease Management Jail Diversion

12 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, Resiliency and Disease Management (RDM) Evidence-based Intended to better match services to Mental Health consumers needs, and to use limited resources most effectively by providing the right service to the right person in the right amount to have the best outcomes. Includes medication management, case management, skills training, family training, supports and partners, psychosocial rehabilitation, individual and group counseling, supported employment, supported housing, and Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

13 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, RDM Key Components Uniform Assessment Standard Service Packages Utilization Management Data Analysis and Performance Evaluation

14 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, Numbers Served in Community Mental Health Services in FY2005

15 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, Percent of Clients Receiving Minimum Number of Service Hours Shows 50 Percent Improvement from When RDM Implemented Statewide in Quarter 1 FY2005

16 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, Community MH Service Outcomes Average monthly number of adults receiving community mental health services

17 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, Individuals with Criminal Justice Involvement Experienced Positive Clinical Outcomes at DSHS Community Mental Health Centers, All of which Implemented Jail Diversion during FY2005

18 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, FY2005 Texas Monthly Hospital Emergency Room (ER) Costs 31 Percent Lower for Medicaid Clients with Mental Illness or Substance Abuse Receiving DSHS Behavioral Health Treatment Source: Prepared by Research Team, Strategic Decision Support, HHSC, 3/23/2006. Average of ER costs per month for Medicaid clients not receiving needed DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse services (Untreated) vs. average of ER costs per month for Medicaid clients receiving needed DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse services (Treated). ER COST OFFSET - $36 Average per Client per Month 31% REDUCTION

19 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, Innovative Local Treatment Models Crisis Stabilization –Tri-County MHMR (Montgomery, Liberty and Walker Counties) Jail Diversion –Center for Health Care Services (Bexar County) –MHMRA of Harris County

20 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, Community Substance Abuse Services Prevention – Primarily school-based Intervention – OSAR; HIV; PPI Treatment: –Adults –Specialized Female Programs –Women with children –Youth –Pharmacotherapy –COPSD

21 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, Numbers Served in Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention Services in FY2005

22 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, ,420 People Accessed Substance Abuse Treatment in FY2005

23 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, Access to Recovery (ATR) Access to Recovery supports clients by providing needed treatment or recovery support services to successfully complete their drug court program Drug courts offer a cost-effective alternative to incarceration by providing community-based treatment as a condition of probation Cost effectiveness of the ATR drug court program in Texas is reflected by preliminary data, which indicates that participating ATR clients are experiencing the following successful outcomes: –92% Abstinent –59% Employed or in School –91% No Further Arrests –99% Not Homeless –87% Socially Connected

24 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, State Mental Health Hospitals 10 Mental Health facilities provide inpatient hospitalization for persons with severe mental illness who need intensive treatment North Texas State HospitalVernon campus, serves as the statewide maximum-security unit The Waco Center for Youth is the only state- operated residential treatment facility in Texas for youths All facilities are JCAHO Accredited

25 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, State Mental Health Hospital Capacity

26 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, Cost of In-patient Mental Health Services

27 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, Population Growth Compared to Funded State Hospital Beds Funding for State Mental Hospital Beds has declined while the Texas population has grown

28 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, Growth in Forensic Patients Total Forensic Patients as a percent in Texas Mental Health Facilities

29 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, State Mental Health Hospital Daily Census for FY2005

30 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, State Mental Health Hospital Capacity In February 2006, the LBB approved $13.4 million in additional expenditures for state mental health hospital capacity. As a result, statewide hospital system capacity was increased by 96 forensic commitment beds and 144 civil commitment beds. This increase in state hospital capacity has greatly enhanced our ability to meet the needs of local communities. We continue to plan for long-term, community-based solutions to address the hospital capacity issue.

31 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, Crisis Services Redesign One goal of DSHS mental health services is to help consumers avoid mental health crises. However, the reality is that crises do occur. February 2006, DSHS established the Crisis Services Redesign Committee to develop recommendations for a comprehensive array of crisis services. Members of the committee include medical experts, citizen stakeholder groups, law enforcement representatives, county probate court judge representation, and county representatives, as well as individuals from professional organizations and provider groups. A redesign of crisis services will build on the service improvements made by the evidence-based Resiliency and Disease Management program. A thorough review of the current crisis system was conducted, including holding public hearings around the state.

32 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, Crisis Services Redesign (cont.) The committee plans to finalize its recommendations in June for an evidenced-based crisis services model that will increase access to appropriate and cost-effective services. Initial conclusions for recommended services include: –24-hour crisis hotline –Mobile crisis outreach –23-hour hold capacity –On-call psychiatric services –Crisis residential services –Respite –In-home crisis services The committee will also put forth recommendations regarding DSHS staff support, coordination and training to local professionals (e.g., law enforcement crisis intervention training).

33 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, Mental Health Service Delivery Models in Other States Ohio & California: County-based service system with county taxing authority Arizona: Regional behavioral health authorities; managed care system New Mexico: Single purchasing model Pennsylvania: County-based, capitated managed care model Illinois & New York: Direct state contracts with provider network

34 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, Mental Health Transformation Overarching goal is to improve the mental health of all Texans and meet the Presidents New Freedom Commission goals New Freedom Commission Goals are shared by those participating on the Transformation Working Group: –The Governors Office; Department of State Health Services; Texas Health and Human Services Commission; Department of Family and Protective Services; Criminal Justice Department; Juvenile Probation Commission; Texas Youth Commission; Consumers; Family Members; Texas Education Agency; Aging and Disability Services; Workforce Commission; Veterans Administration; etc.

35 House Human Services Committee DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Overview May 24, Mental Health Transformation The grant funding is seen as a catalyst to jump start some of the efforts of framing the public health approach. The 2 primary areas of focus: –Developing and supporting local behavioral health collaboratives –Using cutting edge technology to change work processes across agencies Improvement of the system will be targeted to the following principles: –Apply evidence to health care delivery –Use information technology –Align payment policies with quality improvement –Prepare the workforce


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