Crisis Stabilization – Project 3.a.i.i


Emergency departments and community behavioral health providers are often unable to readily find resources for the acutely psychotic or otherwise unstable behavioral health patient. Crisis Stabilization services provide a single resource of expert care management for these complex patients where they can be monitored in a safe location, supporting the de-escalation of the crisis. A mobile crisis team will be available to assist with moving patients safely to an inpatient psychiatric stabilization if short term monitoring does not resolve the crisis and will follow-up after stabilization to ensure continued wellness.

Care Compass Network’s Goals

  • Provide resources for emergency departments and community behavioral health providers.
  • Increase awareness and provide the necessary tools on how to monitor and observe unstable behavioral health patients.

Who is Eligible to Participate in the Project?

Observation Units in Hospitals and Community-based organizations that deal with behavioral health patients, provide crisis respite services or a crisis suicide call center.

Latest News & Updates

Crisis Stabilization Project Update – June 26, 2018

Recently each county’s Director of Community Services (DCS) was asked to develop a mobile crisis plan describing how the Medicaid Managed Care Crisis Intervention benefit (provided by NYS) would be incorporated into the existing and developing crisis response system. Upon submission and approval of the local plan, NYS would designate crisis service providers to contract directly with the Medicaid Managed Care Organizations to delivery the 1115 mobile crisis benefit. Plans have now been submitted to NYS and each county is now waiting to hear the next steps.

Important Notice – Quarterly Reporting due by October 25th – October 18, 2017

For Partners Contracted to do Project Work: With the first 6 months of DSRIP Year 3 complete, CCN must submit the patient engagement reporting data to the DSRIP Independent Assessor in order to earn performance dollars tied to speed and scale. If you have not submitted your date for April 1st – September 30th 2017, please submit your activity by October 25th. All speed and scale reports or any document (could include a screenshot, email, word document, excel file, etc) that includes PHI should be submitted via the sFTP site. For additional information on the sFTP site, please click here to view the CCN sFTP Guide.

Care Compass Network Supports Partner Organizations Through IT Funding Opportunities – August 24, 2017

Care Compass Network (CCN) can help support partner organizations through approved IT funding opportunities. Currently, programs are in place to assist partners with new implementations of EMR/ EHR systems and to provide funding to accommodate […] Read More

Crisis Stabilization Project 3aii Webinar – June 13, 2017

Nancy Frank, Project Manager and Emily Pape, Director of Population Health provide an understanding of the metrics that will be associated with Crisis Stabilization during DSRIP Year 3 as well as cover a few frequently asked questions during this webinar […] Watch Now

 Ithaca Detox Center to Open in One Year – May 9, 2017

The Alcohol and Drug Council of Tompkins County received a $500,000 grant through Care Compass Network’s Innovation Fund program to open a much needed detox center in Ithaca next year. WSKG News’ Bret Jaspers reports on the developments […] Read More and Listen to Podcast

New Crisis Mobility Program in Broome County Influences Outcomes for the Mental Health Community – February 3, 2017

When New York State was just beginning to outline the potential impact of the new statewide Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP), Keith Leahey was paying close attention. “I was aware of DSRIP and how the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier (MHAST) might fit into the plan. Until now, the funding just wasn’t available.” […] Read More