Most members entering care through non-emergency settings first receive a Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (CCA), which is an thorough face-to-face evaluation by a licensed clinician assessing the following areas:
The dimensions on the CALOCUS (for youth ages six and older) include:
It is important to note that the tools were developed to be one element of the level of care decision, and that they are not intended to replace clinical judgment and other relevant information.
2. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria are used for consumers engaging in substance use/abuse to determine the appropriate level of service needed, plan treatment, and help make decisions about continued service or discharge. It was developed with six dimensions to guide decisions:
The ASAM criteria are also expected to make improvements in the efficient use of limited resources, treatment retention, and treatment outcomes. A new ASAM tool was implemented in August of 2014.
Members may also be referred to
natural supports which are typically non-paid government and/or other community and family-based supports who assist the member in attaining basic needs such as food, shelter, education, legal assistance and employment, as well as contribute to a member's overall wellbeing. Cardinal Innovations'
Community Partners staff, located in each of our Community Operations Centers, focus on strengthening such community resources and ensuring our members have access to the services they need.
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