Outcomes Measurement and Monitoring
Outcomes measurement and monitoring supports people living with mental illness, substance use, and intellectual disorders to manage their treatment. In the new payment environments, providers must demonstrate measurable outcomes and improve efficiencies, which can sharply reduce the need for specialized, high-cost services. The Daily Living Activities–20 (DLA-20) measures the daily living areas impacted by mental illness or disability and supports the functional assessment data needs of service providers.
Value Over Volume
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has accelerated the realignment of healthcare payment systems so that providers are reimbursed based more on the value of their care than on volume. Reliable and valid outcome measures generated by the DLA-20 enable providers to accurately report on value.