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‚ÄčThe services described below may be offered only after special approvals from DPW. They are optional services listed here for prospective providers and stakeholders interested in future development of such services under Northampton County's reinvestment program. Source of these services is Appendix C of DPW Technical Assistance Manual - Supplemental Services and Out-of-Network Providers (abbreviated and summarized by Northampton County for the purposes if this Web site). 

Psychiatric Rehabilitation - Site Based

Population served - Adults with a history of serious mental illness and moderate to severe functional impairment.
Description - Provide opportunities to develop social, work, leisure and community living skills.
Key Concepts - Obtain skills necessary to achieve recovery (improved level of functioning, stable housing, and participation in community activities).

Psychiatric Rehabilitation - Clubhouse

Population served - Adults with a history of serious mental illness and moderate to severe functional impairment.
Description - Same as Psychiatric Rehabilitation - Site Based but in a clubhouse environment. Provides opportunities to develop social, work, leisure and community living skills.
Key Concepts - Obtain skills necessary to achieve recovery (improved level of functioning, stable housing, and participation in community activities).

Psychiatric Rehabilitation - Mobile

Population served - Adults with a history of serious mental illness and moderate to severe functional impairment. Member is unable to attend a site-based program, or has a goal that needs substantial community exploration, or is already in a role in the community.
Description - Same as Psychiatric Rehabilitation - Site Based or Clubhouse, but provided in the member's home or in a community setting. Designed to be a short-term intervention and on an individual, face-to-face basis.
Key Concepts - Accomplish a short-term goal as established by the member.

Mental Health Family Support Services

Population served - All age groups who are at risk of or have serious emotional disturbance and live with their families (adults with psychiatric disability who live with their family or parents who are mentally ill).
Description - Individualized interventions that support members so they can live with their families.
Key Concepts - Looks very similar to Family Based Services, but is less intense and does not require the high level of staff qualifications.

Mental Health Long-Term Structured Residential (LTSR)

Population served - Adults with a serious and persistent mental illness who are at risk of or have had multiple long-term hospitalizations and require 24-hour structure beyond 30 days to manage their psychiatric illness.
Description - Very structured residential treatment facility with 24-hour supervision for adults.
Key Concepts - Alternative to extended hospitalization. Expected length of stay is greater than 30 days. Specific requirements for intensity of staff supervision and requirements for a mental health professional to be on site a minimum of eight (8) hours each day.

Mental Health Adult Residential Treatment Facility

Population served - Adults with a serious and persistent mental illness who are at risk of or have had multiple long-term hospitalizations and require 24-hour structure for up to 30 days to manage their psychiatric illness.
Description - Highly structured 24-hour therapeutic facility for adults who do not need hospitalization.
Key Concepts - Length of stay is expected to be less than 30 days and staffing is less intense than LTSR.

Mental Health Outpatient Practitioner - Social Worker

Population served - All age groups with a wide range of mental health diagnoses.
Description - Outpatient services provided by a licensed social worker.
Key Concepts - Expands network availability and increases member access to treatment.

Community Mental Health

Population served - Any age group with special needs (i.e. PDD, autism, victim of sexual abuse or rape, or barriers due to medical problems).
Description - Outpatient services provided on a mobile basis to individuals with special needs.
Key Concepts - Provided to those members who cannot use traditional outpatient services.

Mental Health Community Treatment Team (CTT)

Population served - Adults with serious and persistent mental illness and significant impairment resulting in their inability to maintain a safe living situation.
Description - Mobile multi-disciplinary team providing treatment, support, and crisis intervention 24 hours/day/7 days/week.
Key Concepts - Reduces the need for psychiatric hospitalization and assists individuals with integration into the community.

Mental Health BSU Diagnostic

Population served - Children and their families with complex needs pertaining to serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance.
Description - Clinical assessment, evaluation, and prescription of services for children and adolescents. Twenty-four (24) hours of service are provided in the child's home or community setting rather than a traditional outpatient office.
Key Concepts - Determines the most appropriate level and intensity of care. Service is provided by a team with a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist as the evaluator. Team is authorized to provide the service for up to 60 days.

Partial Hospitalization/Methadone Maintenance

Population served - Adults 18+ with opioid addition.
Description - Regularly scheduled treatment sessions and methadone maintenance at least three (3) times per week for a minimum of 10 hours per week.
Key Concepts - Service provided to those members who cannot be maintained on an outpatient basis.

Partial Hospitalization/Drug Free

Population served - Adult members with substance abuse and those with combined psychiatric and substance disorders.
Description - Regularly scheduled mental health and substance abuse treatment sessions at least three (3) times per week for a minimum of 10 hours per week.
Key Concepts - Service provided to those members who cannot be maintained on an outpatient basis.

Intensive Partial Hospitalization

Population served - Adults with alcohol and substance abuse and those with combined psychiatric and D&A disorders.
Description - This service is designed for those who do not need 24 hour residential, but who would benefit from more intensive therapies than those offered in a traditional outpatient environment. The service consists of regularly scheduled treatment sessions at least three (3) times per week with a minimum of 10 hours per week.
Key Concepts - The service is primarily used for individuals recently discharged from detoxification or inpatient care who are in immediate danger of relapse or re-hospitalization.

Behavioral Health Prevention - Intervention

Population served - Adolescent aged 12 - 17 and adults.
Description - Services aimed at assisting individuals to cope with a specific crisis or other situation for which customary modes of adaptation have proven inadequate.
Key Concepts - Short-term intervention of two (2) one-hour contacts per individual.

Behavioral Health Targeted Case Management

Population served - Adolescents aged 12 - 17 and adults with addictive disorders who have multiple complex needs.
Description - Support, advocacy and assistance in accessing needed services and resources.
Key Concepts - Based on medical necessity, at least one (1) monthly face-to-face contact is provided.

Behavioral Health Drug and Alcohol Outpatient Practitioner

Population served - Adolescents aged 12 - 17 and adults with addictive disorders.
Description - Individual, group, and family therapy provided by a licensed, certified or credentialed addictions practitioner.
Key Concepts - Service is typically limited to three (3) months in duration with 32 30-minute sessions anticipated per person.

Behavioral Health Drug and Alcohol Services - Other

Population served - Adolescents aged 12 - 17 and adults with addictive disorders.
Description - Other services not already described as supplemental or in-plan. They must support substance abuse identification and recovery thru outreach, intervention, assessment, and treatment.
Key Concepts - Catch all for programs not otherwise described.

Behavioral Health Drug and Alcohol Level of Care Assessment

Population served - Adolescents aged 12 - 17 and adults with addictive disorders.
Description - Face-to-face evaluation to determine the degree and severity of alcohol and/or other drug use, as well as the social, physical, and psychological effects of substance abuse.
Key Concepts - The assessment includes the PCPC for clients aged 21 and above and the ASAM for clients under the age of 21.

Outpatient - Intensive Outpatient

Population served - Adolescents aged 12 - 17 and adults with addictive disorders.
Description - Regularly scheduled sessions to assist the individual to develop and apply recovery skills (including relapse prevention), involvement or re-involvement in productive daily activities, and reintegration into family living.
Key Concepts - Length of service is six (6) weeks (360 - 15 minute units) provided at least three (3) times per week for at least five (5) hours.

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