Tompkins County
New York


Authorization to Execute Agreement - Development of a Mobile Crisis Team - Tompkins County Mental Health Department


Department:Mental Health DepartmentSponsors:
Category:Agreements, Bids, Contracts, GrantsFunctions:Mental Health

Resolution/Document Body

              WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Mental Health Department (Department) has recognized the community need for behavioral-health crisis assessment, intervention, and stabilization services 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and 365 days per year, and


WHEREAS, the Department is proposing the development of a Mobile Crisis Team (Team) in order to serve individuals and families who are experiencing urgent concerns related to mental health and/or substance abuse issues, and


WHEREAS, the development of this Team will increase public safety, decrease unnecessary hospitalizations for those experiencing behavioral-health crises, and decrease unnecessary legal involvement or incarcerations for those experiencing behavioral-health crises, and


WHEREAS, the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program will help fund this Team via the regional Performance Provider System (PPS) - Care Compass Network. The DSRIP program promotes community-level collaborations and restructures the health care delivery system by reinvesting in the Medicaid program to reduce avoidable hospitalizations, and


WHEREAS, the Care Compass Network is a not-for-profit, community organization created to champion new models of providing Medicaid beneficiaries with higher quality care, while reducing expenses through care coordination and community-focused care and education, and


              WHEREAS, the Department wishes to enter into a professional services agreement with the Care Compass Network to be eligible for and to receive the financial support for those individuals who are unable to pay for services through conventional means, and


              WHEREAS, the Care Compass Network will provide startup funds for the first two years of participation in this DSRIP (Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment)-supported project, and


WHEREAS, this request will result in no change in the target funding from the County since this project is designed to support any additional expense sustained by the Department as one of the goals of the project is to be self-sustaining, that is, that any additional expenses will be covered by the revenue generated by this project, now therefore be it


RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Health and Human Services Committee, That the County Administrator or his designee is hereby directed and authorized to execute any and all agreements necessary to complete the requirements of this Mobile Crisis Team project.