Center for Performance Improvement
Refine and implement a standard process that provides clinical evaluation at admission, review and discharge for each patient. Clinical evaluation will lend to appropriate length of stay for patients with common diagnoses allowing for easier access into care and smoother transition back to the Primary Medical Home. Target reduction in length of stay (engaging those with less than 7 appointments that need longer treatment while shifting those who exceed standard 7 sessions back to PCP when appropriate such as primary dx ADHD).
Maidman, Patrick; Burk, Kathy; Carpenter, Andrew; Ouellette, Stacey; Abbatiello, Michael; and Worster, Kristie, "Outpatient Psychiatry Utililzation Management" (2018). Maine Behavioral Healthcare. 1.