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Assertive Community Treatment Program

The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program offers treatment, rehabilitation, and support services using a person-centered, recovery-based approach to individuals who have been diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness. Individuals receive ACT services—including assertive outreach, mental health treatment, health, vocational, integrated dual disorder treatment, family education, wellness skills, community linkages, and peer support—from a mobile, multidisciplinary team in community settings. Prior OIG work has shown vulnerabilities in States’ mental health programs and their rate-setting methodologies, resulting in Medicaid payments that do not comply with Federal and State requirements. We will determine whether (1) Medicaid payments for ACT services complied with Federal and State requirements and (2) the payment rate for ACT services met the Federal requirement that payment for services be consistent with efficiency, economy, and quality of care.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
July 2017 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Assertive Community Treatment Program Office of Audit Services W-00-17-31521; A-02-17-01008, A-02-17-01009, A-02-17-01020 2018

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