MHMR is participating in a waiver program that is designed to transform health care in our communities and improve access to quality, affordable care.
|By the Numbers
|550 individuals to access
mental health services by 2016
|8 new detox beds
|550 individuals to receive detox
|130 new employees
|480 youth to receive trauma care
MHMR, in conjunction with JPS Hospital, health care providers, the state (Texas Health and Human Services Commission, HHSC) and federal (Centers for Medicare and Medicate Services, CMS) agencies has initiatives that we will help change lives in our community. This is a unique opportunity to use dollars already in our community in a more effective manner.
MHMR Health Care Transformation Initiatives
Expand Behavioral Health will serve 1,150 people needing behavioral health and psychiatric care. MHMR has expanded its number of community-based settings (clinics) by one and has extended clinic hours.
Integrated Health Care will serve no less than 885 individuals with severe mental, developmental and addictions disorders who also may be homeless and are not otherwise able to access primary care services. MHMR will subcontract to co-locate primary care and behavioral health services.
Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Outpatient Integration will serve no less than 1,350 mentally ill, medically indigent individuals who are served at our mental health locations and also suffer with SUD. This initiative provides the integration of substance abuse services and mental health services at the 11 MHMR mental health clinic locations.
Detoxification Unit and Service Expansion will serve an additional 550 substance using individuals who are experiencing withdrawal or intoxication. The intervention is set to expand MHMR’s medically supervised detoxification unit to 20 beds from 12 beds. The team also has implemented new strategies for post-discharge.
IDD Behavioral Health Services will serve no less than 700 Tarrant County residents with Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD)/Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who need crisis services. Using the Systemic Therapeutic Assessment, Respite, and Treatment (START) model, services include a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week crisis response capability; therapeutic emergency facility to provide short-term planned and emergency respite; psychological/behavioral support; and intensive service coordination.
RN Care Management will serve no less than 480 IDD consumers with chronic disease. With a care coordination model, RNs will provide the needed link to assist patients and caregivers with understanding and follow-through related to chronic disease management.
Children’s Trauma Care will provide 460 children and adolescents, ages 3-17, and their families with individualized, trauma-informed, culturally and linguistically competent services. MHMR will create a trauma-informed team, integrating mental health, substance abuse and trauma treatment expertise and approaches using the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) trauma-focused evidence-based practice model.