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The County Profiles Portal is designed to facilitate local planning through an ongoing collaboration between the Office of Mental Health offices of Information Technology, Performance Management/ Evaluation and Planning with the Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors (CLMHD) and Mental Hygiene Planning Committee members, including representatives of the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).

Introduced in 2010, the portal makes OMH data available to County planners to help them identify mental health service gaps and disparities and use data to improve the quality of service delivery. The content and format of the County profiles reflect the ongoing partnership between OMH, OASAS, OPWDD and CLMHD to meet County data needs and provide information in a manner consistent with the County Planning System (a resource housed on the OASAS web site) used by counties to develop annual local services plans. The portal reports, which consolidate utilization, services need and expenditure data from an array of OMH and non-OMH data systems, present content in a standard format that enables planners to make comparison across agencies and between consumer cohorts.

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Dashboard

The Dashboard includes summary reports focused on key County community characteristics, mental health (MH) services, expenditures, and outcomes. The reports provide quick, at-a-glance views and offer comparative statewide statistics in a number of relevant domains (e.g., community characteristics, service use, wellness). Each domain tab brings you to an individual report that displays summary data and, for most, a corresponding chart. The time frame for data displayed is located next to this button (e.g., Data represents Calendar Year 2008).

Adult Medicaid Expenditures

The reports on this page provide summary information about mental health service utilization funded through Medicaid for Local Fiscal Years, beginning in 2007 and updated yearly thereafter. Program totals are based on date of service and data are refreshed on a monthly basis so values in the same report may change over time. Prepaid Mental Health Plan (PMHP) data are included in these reports as Recovery Services (RS); however, Medicaid Managed Care data are not included. Expenditures include Comprehensive Outpatient Program Services (COPS) and Community Support Program (CSP) add-on payments, where applicable.

Each summary report displays counts of individuals (duplicative and non-duplicated), service units, and Medicaid expenditures by Program Type. The reports also include Program Expenditure Rates (Medicaid $ divided by Individuals Served) and Program Service Rates (Service Units divided by Individuals Served). The tab labeled "All Regions" contains a statewide summary by region; and each region tab provides a summary of County totals within the region. County refers to County of Provider.

Child Medicaid Expenditures

The reports on this page provide summary information about mental health service utilization funded through Medicaid for Local Fiscal Year, beginning in 2010. Program totals are based on date of service and data are refreshed on a monthly basis so values in the same report may change over time. Medicaid Managed Care data are not included. Expenditures include COPS and CSP add-on payments, where applicable.

Each summary report displays counts of individuals (duplicative and non-duplicated), service units, and Medicaid expenditures by Program Type. The reports also include Program Expenditure Rates (Medicaid $ divided by Children Served) and Program Service Rates (Service Units divided by Children Served). The tab labeled "All Regions" contains a statewide summary by region; and each region tab provides a summary of County totals within the region. County refers to County of Provider.

Medicaid Utilization - All Services

These statewide and County-level reports offer an OMH perspective of Medicaid service utilization by County mental health consumers. For the purpose of this report, County mental health consumers are Medicaid recipients for whom a reimbursement claim was paid by the Medicaid fee-for-service billing system to an OMH-licensed provider for services delivered in a State Fiscal Year, i.e. from April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009, labeled SFY 2009. A similar report is available from OASAS.

Not included in the data are expenditures for managed care services, including PMHP. In addition to aggregate data on mental health inpatient, outpatient and residential service utilization, the profile report aggregates data on other Medicaid services received by mental health consumers, specifically alcoholism and substance abuse treatment, general health care, long-term care and medications (pharmacy). The data source is a feed of Medicaid data OMH receives from the Department of Health (DOH) eMedNY Data Warehouse.

Managed Care

A key element of the New York State (NYS) Medicaid agenda is to increase the quality and efficiency of the Medicaid program and to reduce Medicaid costs. To accomplish these objectives, Governor Cuomo created a Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) in January 2011, which made a series of recommendations that were adopted into State law. One of the enacted recommendations gives the Commissioners of OMH and OASAS the authority to jointly select and contract for the services of one or more regional BHOs, setting the foundation for the introduction of behavioral Medicaid managed care arrangements.

This portion of the portal has been introduced in response to the localities' desire for data that will support the movement toward behavioral managed care. The site will be updated continuously to add reports of relevance for State and local planning. In addition, of note is the availability of Medicaid managed care information and data on the NYS Department of Health (DOH) web site. Pertinent information can be found on the following pages:

FAQ

These questions address common questions about the data and this planning portal.

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