MASSACHUSETTS EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Massachusetts Executive Office of Health & Human Services
TAC is under contract to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health & Human Services (EOHHS) to manage two separate but related training and quality improvement efforts for the state's children's mental health system of care. TAC is managing a recently implemented annual qualitative case review process called the Massachusetts Practice Review (MPR), based on the System of Care Practice Review (SOCPR) developed by the University of South Florida, to learn about care delivery and improve the quality of MassHealth behavioral health services for youth that are part of the state's effort to create a system of care for youth known as the Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI).
TAC is also assisting EOHHS and MassHealth to provide coaching to strengthen the capacity of Community Service Agencies (CSAs) who provide two critical CBHI services, Intensive Care Coordination (ICC) and Family Support and Training, to eligible MassHealth members according to the tenets of high-fidelity Wraparound. TAC selected and hired a cadre of skilled coaches who provide individualized coaching support to help the CSAs sustain high-fidelity Wraparound, prevent drift from best practice, and promote continual quality improvement and innovation.
These projects build on TAC's earlier work assisting with the implementation of the state's remedial plan under Rosie D. vs. Patrick, a landmark class action Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) lawsuit which led to the development of new Medicaid reimbursable behavioral health services for children with serious emotional disturbance.