FY23 DMH Adult Mental Health Audit and Fidelity Report
Overview & Methodology
DMH wants to provide hope to Mississippians by supporting a continuum of care for people with mental illness, alcohol and drug addiction, and intellectual or developmental disabilities. By inspiring hope, helping people on the road to recovery, and improving resiliency, Mississippians can succeed.
- To help the Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH)accomplish our mission, over the past several years, many services and supports for adults with serious mental illness have been expanded and new ones implemented. These efforts include services and supports such as mobile crisis response teams, crisis stabilization beds, Programs of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), Intensive Community Outreach and Recovery Teams (ICORT), Intensive Community Support Services (ICSS), supported employment, permanent supported housing, peer support services, Mental Health First Aid trainings, court liaisons, and Crisis Intervention Teams.
- DMH is also working to enhance transition planning as people return to their communities from state hospitals (SHs), and the agency is committed to people receiving services in their own communities to meet their specific needs. During Fiscal Year 2022, DMH established the Office of Utilization Review to be responsible for tracking and analyzing the utilization of behavioral health services for state-operated programs and key community-based services. DMH is committed to expanding the availability of community-based services in Mississippi and to continuing our efforts to help with the provision and monitoring of community-based mental health services for individuals in our state.
- This Adult Mental Health Services Audit and Fidelity Report show cases results from on-site audits, desk audits, and fidelity reviews which were conducted by DMH during Fiscal Year 2023 for key adult mental health services and supports. Specifically, this report reflects pilot audit results for adult pre-evaluation screenings, audit results of discharge planning activities at the four (4) state hospitals, and fidelity review results for CMHC intensive community services. DMH is moving forward with continued audit and fidelity reviews of these services and supports and with expanding new audit, review and monitoring activities. Service provision outcomes, such as the ones included in this report, are crucial in supporting our agency’s mission and in ensuring an array of effective services and supports for the citizens of Mississippi.