Access the technical specifications and templates for quality measures that help states and behavioral health clinics assess treatment and document performance.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the use of technical specifications and data-reporting templates to collect the 32 quality measures listed in the certified community behavioral health clinics (CCBHCs) certification criteria – 2016 (PDF | 789 KB). CCBHCs and their states are required to collect 21 of the measures for the demonstration program.
Technical Specifications Manual
The technical specifications provide detailed guidance on collecting and reporting the quality measures.
Please note that you will be asked to agree to terms and conditions before downloading these licensed materials. Many of the original specifications are stewarded by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), American Medical Association (AMA), or similar entities. Therefore, draw your attention to the intellectual property (copyright) statements at the front of volume one of the technical specifications.
For clarifications and corrections to the Metrics and Quality Measures for Behavioral Health Clinics Technical Specifications and Resource Manual, see the Errata Sheet to Metrics and Quality Measures for Behavioral Health Clinics Technical Specifications and Resource Manual (PDF | 140 KB).
To collect and report progress on the 32 quality measure, use the data-reporting templates – 2016 (XLS | 297 KB).
Clarifications Related to Quality Measures and Data Reporting
SAMHSA and its partners have complied the following responses to questions from states and clinics about the 32 quality measures.
- Glossary for Quality Measures – 2017 (PDF | 54 KB)
- Questions and Clarifications About Quality Measures and Behavioral Health Clinics – 2016 (PDF | 175 KB)
- Questions and Clarifications About Quality Measures and Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics – 2016 (PDF | 302 KB)
- Questions and Clarifications About Specific Quality Measures – 2016 (PDF | 396 KB)