Quality Database Pilot Project

Project Term: 12 months; 2021-2022

Grant Amount: $10,000

The Behavioral Health Alliance of Montana (BHAM) will develop behavioral health quality indicators for their network members. In this pilot project, BHAM will work with the Center for Mental Health, AWARE, Rimrock, Intermountain, and Western Montana Mental Health Center. Each of the organizations has agreed to pilot two behavioral health quality measures to track patient and organizational progress. The first quality measure (DLA-20) is specific to adults receiving intensive outpatient treatment for substance use disorders, and the second (CASSII) is for youth receiving home support services. BHAM will work with two firms to help establish the process to collect quality measures and analyze the outcomes. The consultants will work with each organization to imbed the measures into existing workflows and easily extract them for analysis. Grant funds go towards overseeing the project and contracting with consulting firms. The project’s goal is to improve Montana behavioral health services by pilot-testing standardized measures and developing a simple process for collecting them.

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