When should I administer PEI Outcome Measures?
What do you do if you cannot collect either a “Pre,” “Update,” or “Post” outcome measure?
Can “Update” outcome measure scores be entered if “Pre” outcome measure scores were not collected?
Can “Post” outcome measure scores be entered if “Pre” outcome measure scores were not collected?
Should my agency collect a “Post” outcome measure(s) if an EBP was not fully completed?
However, entering End of Treatment Information into PEI OMA is still required, which includes date of last treatment session, number of treatment sessions, and treatment disposition, e.g., the client moved away or started a different treatment.
When does a lockout occur in PEI OMA, causing PEI OMA to reject data?
How often/frequently should I enter data into PEI OMA?
How do we collect and enter data in PEI OMA if the client is receiving multiple EBPs simultaneously from a single legal entity (e.g. ART and Seeking Safety)?
To answer the question posed above, data for clients enrolled in more than one EBP simultaneously can be entered into PEI OMA if the EBPs do not have the same focus, e.g., data can be entered for client simultaneously is enrolled in IPT, a depression focused treatment, and ART, a disruptive behavior focused treatment but not if the client is enrolled both in ART and PATHS, treatments that are both in the Disruptive Behavior Disorder focus.
If a client was too young to complete any PEI Outcome Measures do I still have to enter the client into PEI OMA?
I made a mistake when I entered a client into PEI OMA and now I can’t fix it. What should I do?
Can completed outcome measures be uploaded to a client’s electronic health record (EHR)?
Completed outcome measures that may be uploaded to a client’s record in an EHR:
OQ Series (YOQ, YOQ-SR, OQ)
Completed outcome measures that may not be uploaded to the client’s record in an EHR:
ADMINISTRATION OF OUTCOME MEASURES
Can you bill for administering, scoring, and interpreting outcome measures?
Can “Pre” outcome measures be administered during the initial assessment phase?
Can case managers and/or non-clinical staff persons administer, score or interpret outcome measures if they’ve received training on the measure?
If a client has a birthday during treatment and ages out of the “Pre” outcome measure, do you still give the same “Post” outcome measure, and if necessary, “Update” outcome measure?
Can family members, clinicians, or other persons provide interpretation of outcome measures from one language to another?
What outcome measures may be administered verbally (i.e., read) to respondents?
•OQ Series (YOQ, YOQ-SR, OQ)
Can you answer a clarifying question that a respondent has about an outcome measure’s item(s) meaning?
What should be done if, during administration of an outcome measure, it is determined that the respondent does not comprehend the items?
Is there a standard definition of the terms “EBP Completed” and “Client’s treatment a success,” in PEI OMA?
Does the same caregiver have to complete the outcome measures at “Pre, “Update”, and “Post” treatment?
DISTRIBUTION OF OUTCOME MEASURES
How do I obtain outcome measures?
◾PCL-5 DSM-5 Trauma Measures page on the OMA Wiki
•Outcome measures that can be ordered either from DMH or vendors (Note, DMH does not provides reimbursement for the cost of measures the agency purchases):
◾***PTSD-RI for DSM-5***, instructions for obtaining the PTSD-RI-5 and PCL-5 are in the Forms and Measures section of DMH’s Outcomes webpage.
•Outcome measures we don’t carry that agencies may purchased from the publisher (Note, DMH does not provides reimbursement for the cost of measures they agency purchases):
To order outcome measures from DMH, complete a PEI Outcome Measures Order form, then email it to PEIoutcomes@dmh.lacounty.gov.
Can outcome measures provided by LACDMH be sent to our agency either electronically or by mail?
How do I get non-English versions of outcome measures?
•Option 1: DMH has some translated outcome measures available and you may order them from DMH. It is the goal of DMH to eventually have all outcome measures translated into each of the County’s 13 threshold languages. DMH will provide updates as new translated outcome measures become available. To find out which translations are currently available for distribution by DMH, refer to the PEI Outcome Measures Table located in the Forms, Guides and Supports section of OMA Wiki’s PEI Outcomes Frontpage.
•Option 2: Legal entities can contact vendors selling the outcome measure to see if translations of the outcome measure are available for purchase. If the outcome measure is not currently available in a particular language, the legal entity can attempt to work with the vendor to create a translation.
Did DMH switch from using the PTSD-RI for DSM-IV to using the PTSD-RI for DSM-5 and PCL-5?
If a child answers “No” to the first page of the Child/Adolescent Self-Report, that no “bad thing” happened to them, would you continue completing the measure or stop?
What if you have more information about specific trauma incidents which could be troubling the child but the child does not mention them when completing the outcome measure?
OTHER OUTCOME MEASURES
Do I have to administer and enter data for both the ECBI and SESBI-R?
If you do have scores for the ECBI and SESBI-R, you may enter both. If you have scores for one of the two outcome measures you would enter the scores for the one you collected and enter the other measure as “Unable to Collect.”
Do I have to administer and enter data for both the parent and teacher RBPC?
Regarding data entry for the RBPC, you can enter scores for the teacher or the parent. If you have valid scores for both, use your best clinical judgment in determining which to enter into PEI OMA.
USE OF OUTCOME MEASURE DATA
Does DMH release PEI Outcomes data to providers?
How will data be used with regard to individual, agency, and EBP performance?