Message from the Assistant Secretary for Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Coordinator Newsletter - November 10, 2010, Volume #35 Coordinator Newsletter Archive
The Florida Legislature has authorized the Department of Children and Families to continue the Community Based Medicaid Administrative Claiming (CBMAC) Program. Through this program, community mental health and substance abuse agencies will be able to maximize Medicaid funding and provide additional or enhanced services to better meet the needs of Floridians with serious mental illnesses and substance abuse issues. While organizations may operate multiple programs, only community mental health and substance abuse programs will participate in the time study.
The Department has contracted with Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) to implement and administer a web-based Random Moment Sampling (RMS) time study (or RMTS) to determine what Medicaid Administrative activities are performed by a group of approximately 145 substance abuse and mental health providers on a quarterly basis. The sampling process began on April 1, 2009.
The sampling process is handled in two ways. Most moments are delivered and captured via an online web tool, but for those without email access, a paper form is generated to capture the activity of the participant (the employee being sampled). Moments are generated by the PCG system based on the participants that are listed on provider roster, which are required to be updated monthly by Time Study Coordinators. Online moments are sent via email to the participant and paper moments are delivered through the Coordinator or Observation Taker.