Sec. 1001.084. MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE PUBLIC REPORTING SYSTEM. (a) The department, in collaboration with the commission, shall establish and maintain a public reporting system of performance and outcome measures relating to mental health and substance abuse services established by the Legislative Budget Board, the department, and the commission. The system must allow external users to view and compare the performance, outputs, and outcomes of:
(1) community centers established under Subchapter A, Chapter 534, that provide mental health services;
(2) Medicaid managed care pilot programs that provide mental health services; and
(3) agencies, organizations, and persons that contract with the state to provide substance abuse services.
(b) The system must allow external users to view and compare the performance, outputs, and outcomes of the Medicaid managed care programs that provide mental health services.
(c) The department shall post the performance, output, and outcome measures on the department's website so that the information is accessible to the public. The department shall post the measures quarterly or semiannually in accordance with when the measures are reported to the department.
(d) The department shall consider public input in determining the appropriate outcome measures to collect in the public reporting system. To the extent possible, the department shall include outcome measures that capture inpatient psychiatric care diversion, avoidance of emergency room use, criminal justice diversion, and the numbers of people who are homeless served.
(e) The commission shall conduct a study to determine the feasibility of establishing and maintaining the public reporting system, including, to the extent possible, the cost to the state and impact on managed care organizations and providers of collecting the outcome measures required by Subsection (d). Not later than December 1, 2014, the commission shall report the results of the study to the legislature and appropriate legislative committees.
(f) The department shall ensure that information reported through the public reporting system does not permit the identification of an individual.
Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1143 (S.B. 58), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2013.
Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1147 (S.B. 126), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2013.
Redesignated from Health and Safety Code, Section 1001.078 by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1236 (S.B. 1296), Sec. 21.001(34), eff. September 1, 2015.