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Assisted Outpatient Treatment

$121,238,664

Total Assistance, FY 2008 to Present
Agency: SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Assistance Type: PROJECT GRANTS (DISCRETIONARY)
Popular Name: Assisted Outpatient Treatment Grant Program for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness (Short title: Assisted Outpatient Treatment [AOT])
Assistance Listing Number
93.997

Objectives: In April of 2014, Congress passed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA), which authorized a four year pilot program to award grants for Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) programs for individuals with serious mental illness. The goal of the pilot program is to improve the health and social outcomes for the individuals served in the program such as increasing healthcare utilization, improving behavioral health and other health outcomes, and reducing rates of homelessness and incarceration. The AOT program will prepare and execute evidence-based, recovery oriented, and person-centered treatment plans with consumer input, provide case management and evidence-based serves that support he individual and the treatment plan, ensure individuals are made aware of criteria for AOT completion, and ensure appropriate referrals to medical and social services providers based on the individual’s needs.

 
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