The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) publishes performance outcomes reports and performance dashboards in accordance with Performance Outcomes Systems (POS) legislative requirements, and 1915(b) Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health Services (SMHS) Waiver Special Terms and Conditions (STCs).
All statewide aggregate and county level dashboards for children and youth and adults include charts and tables that focus on demographics, penetration rates, and service utilization. Charts and tables also include service utilization data displayed by dollar amount and units of service. There are two types of penetration rate information provided and categorized by demographic characteristics. Additionally, tables include a point-in-time “snapshot” of populations entering, exiting, and continuing services over a two-year period. Time-to-step-down tables provide data covering the past four years of the time-to-step-down services following psychiatric inpatient discharge*. All reports are based on approved claims data for SMHS provided to Medi-Cal eligible beneficiaries. The current 2017 Statewide Aggregate and County Level SMHS Performance Dashboards include trend information by displaying information for fiscal years 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16. Subsequent Performance Dashboards will also include updated and additional information as new fiscal year data becomes available.