CQAIMH - center for quality assessment and improvement in mental health

Directory of Measure Sources

Government Agencies

  • Bluegrass Regional Mental Health-Mental Retardation Board, Inc. Link
    Children's Review Program Performance Measurement System ORYX Initiative
  • Chesterfield County Community Services Board Link
    Outcome Management Program
  • Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Link
  • Delaware Health and Social Services-Division of Substance Abuse &Mental Health Link
    Decision Support System Project
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Link
    Rosenheck, R. & Cicchetti, D. (1995). A Mental Health Performance Monitoring System for the Department of Veterans Affairs. West Haven, CT: Northeast Program Evaluation Center.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs- Palo Alto Health Care System Link
    Indicators of Facility and Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN) Performance Fong, W.X., & Piette, J.D. VA care for Substance Abuse Patients: Indicators of Facility and VISN Performance (Fiscal Years 1997 and 1998). December 1999.
  • Florida Council for Community Mental Health Link
  • Illinois Bureau of Managed Care- Office of Mental Health Link
  • Iowa Department of Human Services- Division of Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities Link
    Iowa Performance Plan Indicators/Mental Access Plan
  • Kentucky Department for Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services Link
  • Maine Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services Link
    Office of Quality Assurance
  • Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Link
  • Massachusetts Division of Medical Assistance Link
  • Mental Health Statistics Improvement Program (MHSIP) Link
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services Link
    State Planning & Monitoring Mental Health Performance Indicators
  • National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) Link
  • Nevada Division of Mental Health & Developmental Services Link
  • New Jersey Division of Mental Health Services Link
  • New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Link
  • New York State Office of Mental Health Link
  • Ohio Department of Mental Health Link
  • Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Link
  • Oregon Department of Human Services-Office of Mental Health Service Link
    Report Card for Alcohol & Drug Treatment
  • Rhode Island Department of Mental Health, Retardation & Hospitals Link
  • Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities Link
    TennCare Partners Program Performance Measures
  • Texas Commission on Alcohol & Drug Abuse Link
  • Veterans Health Administration / United States Department of Defense
    VHA/DOD Performance Measures for the Management of Major Depressive Disorder in Adults, Version 2.0. Veterans Health Administration / Department of Defense, March 2000.
  • Virginia Mental Health, Mental Retardation & Substance Abuse Services Link
    Virginia Performance and Outcome Measurement System (POMS). Specification of performance and outcome indicators. Phase 1. Version 1.0.
  • Wisconsin Department of Health & Family Services Link

Research Studies

  • Baker, J.G. (1998). A performance indicator spreadsheet for physicians in community mental health centers. Psychiatric Services, 49(10): 1293-8.
  • Bass, R.D., & Windle, C. (1972). Continuity of Care: An Approach to Measurement: AJP 129(2): 196-201.
  • Brown, J.B., Shye, D., McFarland, B.H., et al. (2000). Controlled Trials of CQI and Academic Detailing to Implement a Clinical Practice Guideline for Depression. Journal on Quality Improvement, 26(1): 39-54.
  • Katon, W., Rutter, C.M., Lin, E., et al. (2000). Are there detectable differences in quality of care or outcome of depression across primary care providers? Medical Care 38(6): 552-561.
  • Katon, W., Von Korff, M., Lin, E., et al. (1992). Adequacy and duration of antidepressant treatment in primary care. Medical Care 30(1): 67-76.
  • Lehman, A.F., Steinwachs, D.M., Dixon, L.B., et al. (1998). Translating research into practice: The Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) treatment recommendations. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 24(1):1-10.
  • Leslie, D.L., & Rosenheck, RA. (2000). Comparing quality of mental health care for public-sector and privately insured populations. Psychiatric Services 51(5): 650-5.
  • Marcus, S.C., Olfon, M., Pincus, H.A., et al. (1999). Therapeutic drug monitoring of mood stabilizers in Medicaid patients with bipolar disorder." American Journal of Psychiatry, 156(7):1014-1018.
  • Popkin, M.K., Callies, A.L., Lurie, N., et al. (1997). An instrument to evaluate the process of psychiatric care in ambulatory settings. Psychiatric Services, 48(4), 524-527.
  • Rosenheck, R., Fontana, A., & Stolar, M. (1999). Assessing quality of care: Administrative indicators and clinical outcomes in Posttraumatic Stress disorder. Medical Care, 37(2), 180-188.
  • Rost, K., Williams, C., Wherry, J., et al. (1995). The process and outcomes of care for major depression in rural family practice settings. The Journal of Rural Health, 11: 114-21.
  • Wells, K.B., Sturm, R., Sherbourne, C.D., et al. (1996). Caring for Depression. Harvard University Press; Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Wells, K.B., Norquist, G., Benjamin, B., et al. (1994). Quality of antidepressant medications prescribed at discharge to depressed elderly patients in general medical hospitals before and after prospective payment system. General Hospital Psychiatry, 16:4-15.
  • Wells, K.B., Rogers, W.H., Davis, L.M., et al. (1993). Quality of care for hospitalized depressed elderly patients before and after implementation of the Medicaid prospective payment system. American Journal of Psychiatry, 150(12): 1799-1804.
  • Wells, K.B., Goldberg, G., Brook, R., et al. (1988). Management of Patients on Psychotropic Drugs in Primary Care Clinics. Medical Care, 26(7):645-656.
  • Young, A.S., Sullivan, G., Burnam, M.A., et al. (1998). Measuring the quality of outpatient treatment for schizophrenia. Archives of General Psychiatry, 55:611-617.
  • Zimmerman, D.R., Sarita, K.L., Arling, G., et al. (1995). Development and testing of nursing home quality indicators. Health Care Financing Review, 16(4):107-127. Link

Research Centers

  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences- Center for Outcome Research Effectiveness Link
  • University of Iowa- Institute for Quality Healthcare Link

Clinician Organizations

  • American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Link
  • American College of Mental Health Administration (ACMHA) Link
  • American Psychiatric Association (APA) Link
  • American Psychiatric Association (APA) Task Force on Quality Indicators Link
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Link

Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organizations (MBHOs)

  • American Managed Behavioral Healthcare Association (AMBHA) Link
    Performance measures for managed behavioral healthcare programs (PERMS) measures

  • Comprehensive Behavioral Care Link
  • Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP) Link
  • Value Behavioral Health Link


  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Link
    Performance Measures for Rehabilitation Programs
  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Link
    ORYX measures
  • The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Link
    Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures

Health Systems/Facilities

  • Child and Adolescent Residential Psychiatric Programs (CHARPP) Link
    The CHARPP Improvement Measurement Program (CHIMP) measures
  • Maryland Hospital Association Link
    Maryland Hospital Association Quality Indicator Project
  • M-CARE Link
    University of Michigan Medical Center Health Plan
  • National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) Link

Employer Purchasers

  • Washington Circle Group Link
  • Foundation for Accountability (FACCT) Link

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