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Community Centers and Schools Survey Summary
The Texas Council surveyed its member Centers regarding interactions with local school systems and regional Education Service Centers. The survey goal is to gain a better understanding of the various ways in which Centers build and sustain relationships with schools. Additionally, the survey includes questions regarding Mental Health First Aid, an evidence-based practice that legislation has made available at no cost for teachers, school personnel, and college and university staff. Survey results are summarized below.
Integrating Care For Mental Health and Substance Use: The Next Step for Treatment of Brain Disorders (Updated)
LIDDA TCM One Pager
Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have distinct, lifelong needs that require individualized supports. Picture someone you know with Autism, cerebral palsy, or a disability that affects the person’s intellectual functioning. You have probably observed times where the person was very successful in school, at a job, or at a community activity and times when the person struggled. Often, the difference between a good and bad outcome is the level of support and engagement the person receives from the community. That’s where Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authority (LIDDA) case managers make a difference in people’s lives.
Inpatient Psychiatric Care Issue Brief 12-16-16 (Updated)
In October 2016, the Texas Council of Community Centers surveyed its members on inpatient access, capacity, and funding issues. Results are summarized in Attachment A, and demonstrate an urgent need to increase access to inpatient care, including maximum security capacity at State Hospitals, and to provide additional resources for locally-contracted community psychiatric beds.
Community Center MCO Map_101715
1115 Waiver Issue Brief – Rago – Updated Aug 2016
This briefing paper has two objectives. The first is to highlight the significant role Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC) play in enabling the Texas Medicaid program to realize the 1115 Waiver goals. The second is to identify key negotiating conditions critical to continuing CMHC participation in the 1115 Waiver extension.
Community Center Telemedicine and Telehealth Survey
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is preparing a biennial report for the Texas Legislature on telemedicine and telehealth services. The report will highlight provider and client experiences with these services, and address the use of telecommunication technology to identify and treat mental health conditions. As part of this effort, HHSC asked the Texas Council of Community Centers to survey its members regarding these services.
LIDDA: Targeted Case Management Issue Brief
The service delivery system for Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) is slated to undergo significant changes in the coming years; most notably, Home and Community-based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living (TxHmL) services and supports will be shifted from services managed by the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) to services managed by insurance companies (referred to as “managed care”).
Role of Community Mental Health Centers in Texas Medicaid 1115 Demonstration Waiver – March 1, 2016
March 2016 – The Value of Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Initiatives in Behavioral Healthcare
1115 Waiver – Legislative Overview
Understanding the Role of Community Centers in the Executive Summary Rider 71 (82nd legislative session) directed a study of the public mental health system.
Throughout most of 2013, the Data Work Group of the Texas Council of Community Centers has been meeting to review and endorse an approach with regard to the exchange of clinical data elements for all Texas Council members.
Privacy and Security Strategy
One of the major challenges that behavioral health agencies face in participating robustly in a health IT environment is how do to so while maintaining compliance with §42 CFR part 2, the federal substance abuse treatment privacy regulations.
Peer Services Report – 11/2013
Using Peer Specialists to Advance Recovery
Select IDD Bills of the 83rd Legislative Session – 6/18/2013
83rd Legislative Session IDD Select Bills Signed by Governor HB 617 (Rodriguez of Travis) Relating to transition and employment services for public school students enrolled in special education programs
Select Mental Health Bills of the 83rd Legislative Session – 6/18/2013
Select MH Bills 83rd Legislative Session June 17, 2013 HB 37 – Menendez Ensures continuation of certain public benefits, including medical assistance, for individuals after release from confinement in a county jail.
SB 7 – Redesign of IDD Services and Supports Brief – 5/27/2013
SB 7 Redesign of IDD Services and Supports 5.27.13 Brief Article 1. Delivery System Redesign for Provision of Acute Care Services and Long-term Services and Supports to Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Conference Committee Report (CCR) – DADS – DARS – 201415
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities SB 1 Conference Committee Report (CCR) Appropriations Summary—5.26.13
Conference Committee Report (CCR) – DSHS – 201415
To improve health and well-being in Texas Scope of Services • Alzheimer’s and Ambulances to Zoonosis and Zebra Meat • Nearly 7,900 client services and administrative contracts • Approximately 160 sites statewide
Statewide Texas Access to Services Consultation Initiative – Final Report 4/4/13
The Texas Council of Community Centers selected MTM Services to manage and implement a measurement and improvement project for their member organizations. The goal of this project was to help ensure that Texas mental health centers would collectively and individually have adequate capacity to be an active participant in health care reform efforts in Texas.
1115 T Waiver – Community Center LMHA Interacting Role – 02/2013
Understanding the Role of Community Centers in the Executive Summary Rider 71 (82nd legislative session) directed a study of the public mental health system
Endorsed Measures Strategy – 2013
During 2013, the Data Work Group of the Texas Council of Community Centers met to identify a set of clinical quality measures that can be used across the entire behavioral health sector. What began with a wide-scale process to review scores of measures, resulted in concise list of measures adopted by the Texas Council members.
System Redesign – 11/8/2012
Access to services—including specialized medical care, psychiatric rehabilitation, food and shelter, employment— for children and adults with specialty mental health needs and those who have co-occurring substance use disorders has not kept pace with either the demand or advances in treatment approaches.
1115 Transformation Waiver One Pager
In December 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the Texas Health and Human Services (HHSC) Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program 1115 demonstration waiver.
Integrated Care Community Solutions – 04/17/2012
Integration of physical and behavioral health care has the potential to improve the quality of care, control costs and improve the patient’s experience in receiving care.
Community Center Readiness Guide 08/2011
Established by the Executive Directors’ Consortium, the Healthcare Opportunities Workgroup (HOW) convened to bring focused attention to changes arising from national healthcare reform and their potential impact on the system of Community Centers in Texas. The tasks were to determine steps Centers could take now to prepare for the future and to look at collective actions to make the transition successful for those we serve.
Performance Improvement Project – Additional Resource #18
This worksheet may be used as a guide while planning and conducting a performance improvement project. For the Annual QAPI Summary, document the completion of each step. Refer to the instructions in the accompanying CMS protocol for detailed information on each area
Respectful Language Bill Passes Texas Senate
May 19, 2011 Today marks an important milestone in the journey to eliminate the “R-word” for Texans with intellectual disabilities. HB 1481, authored by Representative Vicki Truitt and sponsored by Senator Judith Zaffirini, passed the Texas Senate and will be sent to Governor Rick Perry for his signature.
Texas Council of Community MHMR Centers, Inc. Announces Name Change
November 23, 2010 Austin, TX – After many years of advocacy efforts and unanimous approval by Congress, President Obama signed Rosa’s Law (S.2781) into effect on October 5, 2010. Inspired by Rosa Marcellino, a child with Down syndrome, and her family’s refusal to accept the use of a stigmatizing label that did not reflect her value and accomplishments, Rosa’s law directs the elimination of the term “mental retardation” and replaces it with the term “intellectual disabilities” in federal health, education and labor statutes.