Under the Emergency COVID-19, Directed Treatment Services program, the state of Missouri will address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use disorders (co-occurring disorders) impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will enhance Missouri's delivery of direct treatment services through telehealth and will focus on meeting the needs of healthcare professionals who need mental health care due to COVID-19.
Missouri's Emergency COVID-19 - Directed Treatment Services program will provide telehealth equipment and funding for direct treatment services to individuals with co-occurring disorders, including those impacted by COVID-19. Certified community behavioral health providers who currently provide GPRA data will be given a data-driven, tiered allocation for direct treatment services. It will provide telehealth equipment to certified recovery support providers to allow them to continue to engage individuals in recovery, including those impacted by COVID-19. It will provide telehealth equipment and funding for direct treatment services to healthcare professionals who need mental health care due to COVID-19 through the Missouri First Responder Network. Finally, it will enhance the partnership with the Missouri Coalition of Behavioral Healthcare for expansion of myStrength, Inc., which is a mobile resource to help clients overcome depression, anxiety, stress, substance use disorders and chronic pain.
Missouri's Directed Treatment Services program will serve 411 clients over the 16 month grant period. The state will use an integrated records management process that supports client choice, monitors utilization and performance, and prevents fraud, waste, and abuse. Performance-based funding will be implemented with service providers who collect the required federal GPRA data, prevent consumer drop-out, and improve consumer outcomes.