Wisconsin Mental Health And Substance Abuse Infrastructure Study

Mental Health Expenditure Project – Under contract with the former DHFS Bureau of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, TMG developed Mental Health Client Expenditure Profiles for persons receiving mental health services in the redesign counties (Forest, Vilas, Oneida, La Crosse, Kenosha and Dane). The profiles depicted state and county Medicaid mental health expenditures in a way that had never previously been seen. TMG analyzed program expenditures for individual Medicaid recipients, showing the breakdown of county and state fiscal responsibilities for specific service utilization (inpatient hospital, counseling, prescription drugs, etc.). With this data, the mental health redesign counties were able to view per member/per month, aggregated data by service category as well as individual claims data. Program managers could begin to assess service utilization including analysis of emergency room visits, inpatient hospital stays and prescription drug costs, and alter client managed care as appropriate to better coordinate care and improve cost effectiveness.

In 2009, TMG completed an infrastructure study of Wisconsin’s publicly funded Mental Health and Substance Abuse (MH/SA) Service System of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The study report was presented and discussed at the MH/SA Infrastructure Summit held on December 3, 2009 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

To view key MH/SA documents in PDF format, select from the following links:

If you have printed out the November 17, 2009 report that was presented at the Summit, you will note that there have been minor changes made to that report and included in the Final Report. There were no changes to the Appendices to the Report. These changes to the main report are summarized in the following table: