The Mental Health and Substance Use Report on Expenditures and Services (MHEASURES) is a comprehensive overview of the usage of community based mental health and substance use disorder services. Published semi-annually, it provides a summary of key agency measures related to service cost, utilization and access to the public behavioral health system. It is used to identify utilization trends. The following information is contained:
- Enrollment data by age group
- Service utilization by age group
- Utilization by service type/level of care
- Percent of adult consumers with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and children and youth with
Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED)
- Cost and utilization data
- Funding Source
The report is based on two quarters of data which is analyzed 90 days after the close of the second quarter to account for claims lag. Reports are published January 15 and July 15 of each fiscal year. Please note that prior to July 15, 2015, the report covered public mental services only.
MHEASURES report July 2023*
MHEASURES report January 2023*
MHEASURES report July 2022*
MHEASURES report January 2022*
MHEASURES report July 2021*
MHEASURES report January 2021*
MHEASURES report July 2020*
MHEASURES report January 2020*
MHEASURES report January 2019*
MHEASURES report January 2018*
MHEASURES report January 2017*
MHEASURES report July 2016*
MHEASURES report January 2016*
MHEASURES report July 2015*
MHEASURE report January 2015*
MHEASURE report July 2014*
MHEASURE report January 2014*
MHEASURE report July 2013*
Measuring Provider Performance
DBH is annually required by the Mayor’s office to identify Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure and assess progress in improving behavioral health services and outcomes across the District. The Measuring Provider Performance reports provide data on the seven DBH KPIs that focus on services delivered by DBH-certified, community-based providers that have contractual agreements with the District. These seven KPIs encompass domains of care such as the timeliness of services and patient satisfaction.
The DBH report, Measuring Provider Performance: Building a Stronger System of Behavioral Health Care, summarizes provider- and system-level performance on behavioral health care services provided to children, youth, and adults. This report seeks to provide data that stakeholders (i.e., providers, consumers, clients, advocates, policymakers) can use to drive improvements in timely access to appropriate behavioral health services.
DBH Measuring Provider Performance Report_FY 21
DBH Measuring Provider Performance Report_FY 21_Detailed Tables
DBH Measuring Provider Performance Report_FY 20
DBH Measuring Provider Performance Report _Supplement_Box Plots
DBH Measuring Provider Performance_Supplement - Detailed Tables of Performance
- Increased appropriate diversion to mental health care rather than adjudication in criminal justice system
- Fewer injuries to citizens or police officers
- Shorter crisis response times
- Decreased preventable arrests
- Increased mental health referrals by police officers
Annual trend reports provide a summary of findings from available data that show trends in characteristics of persons and incidents where CIOs respond, the behaviors that led to the dispatch of a CIO, and the outcome of the calls.
The Department of Behavioral Health, along with other states, is required by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) to conduct an annual survey of consumers’ perceptions of the mental health care they received from the community mental health system. The results from this survey are reported annually to CMHS as part of the requirements for the Mental Health Block Grant. Collecting data nationwide allows the opportunity to look at best practices on a national level, identify areas for improvement, and work to implement changes.
DBH conducts surveys with adult consumers of mental health services through the Mental Health Statistics Improvement Plan (MHSIP) survey and with the parents/caregivers of child and youth consumers through the Youth Services Survey for Families (YSS-F). While not required by SAMHSA, DBH also conducts a satisfaction survey with adults who received substance use disorder (SUD) treatment.
Findings across all three surveys are summarized in an annual Behavioral Health Satisfaction Survey (BHSS) report.
A Data Brief is a one-page summary of data related to an important topic that highlight major findings of analysis and include implications for practice. New data briefs will be added regularly.
Community Services Review
For more information, please contact Susan Koehne, Consumer Services Review Manager, at [email protected] or (202) 673-2148.
Saint Elizabeths Hospital publishes a Performance Related Information for Staff and Managers (PRISM) report that presents monthly data with twelve-month trends on census, basic demographics and selected performance indicators such as unusual incidents, seclusion and restraint usage, and medication variances or adverse drug reactions. The reports are used for quality improvement initiatives by providing critical information about patients and staff performance in delivering timely and effective services.
The Synar report provides detailed information on progress made in enforcing youth tobacco access laws and future plans to ensure compliance with federal Synar regulations and reduce youth tobacco access rates.