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NOTE: The OWITS project has changed its name to reflect all the components of the project. The project will now be known as COMPASS. For specific information on the OWITS electronic health records (EHR), please click on the EHR link within the right hand navigation menu on this page.
The Addictions and Mental Health (AMH) Division is developing a comprehensive behavioral health electronic data system to improve care, control cost and share information. This data system improvement project is called COMPASS.
COMPASS project staff have completed the development of the Data Submission Guide and Data Dictionary. The Data Submission Guide informs providers of the required data elements and value that AMH will be collecting beginning July 2013. The Data Dictionary is mainly for those providers submitting data from their own EHR and includes the correct data values and format acceptable to the AMH data systems. For more information, visit the Enhanced Data Capture web page.
Also for information on upcoming webinars on the three data submission webinars, visit the Enhanced Data Capture web page.
Federal health care reform will require electronic health records (EHR) to be associated with all billing for Medicaid and Medicare services. Additionally, current State legacy systems have become antiquated and lack integration among internal systems, which adversely affects AMH's ability to meet our business needs, health information technology business needs, and the goals of House Bill 3650 (Coordinated Care Organizations).
The new system will allow AMH to meet business needs and requirements and will provide a data system that more readily supports the ability to know:
- Performance outcomes associated with services;
- Who accesses services, what services are provided, where and when; and
- The cost effectiveness of services.
What are the different components of COMPASS?
AMH’s OWITS Behavioral Electronic Health Records (EHR):
OWITS is available to all publicly funded behavioral health providers or required reporters (ex: DUII, methadone or detox providers) free of charge. The advantage of using the OWITS EHR is that agencies will no longer need to submit CPMS data to AMH. AMH will automatically pull all required data from the system and ensure that all data requirements are included within the system. Timeline: Currently implementing.
Enhanced Data Capture:
This is the electronic exchange of data with AMH. There will be three methods for data submission: OWITS EHR, Electronic Data Interchange/Transfer or MOTS Client Entry. Definitions for these methods of submission are included under the Electronic Data Capture section. Timeline: Begin accepting data July 2013.
AMH Contracts and Payments System:
This new system and processes will streamline contracts and billing by moving to a web-based electronic process. AMH will better track funding streams and reduce the number of contract amendments. Timeline: Piloting in fall 2012, complete by July 2013.
COMPASS Fact Sheet
COMPASS Overview Presentation
For questions, contact Ben Kahn, COMPASS Project Manager at (503) 945-5762 or email@example.com.