Arizona: New clinical assessment requirements coming soon
Last modified: July 8, 2021
Effective July 1, 2021, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Arizona network care providers will be required to use the Child and Adolescent Level of Care Utilization System (CALOCUS) and Level of Care Utilization System (LOCUS) instruments to help identify children and adolescents with complex needs and determine the level of care they require.
The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) will begin monitoring providers’ use of CALOCUS starting Oct. 1, 2021.
What are theCALOCUS/LOCUS instruments?
CALOCUS/LOCUS are instruments that can help care providers identify their patients’behavioral and physical health care needs.
CALOCUS is used specifically for children and adolescents. Both systems provide measures that help guide decisions related to quality of care, quality improvement and resource allocation.
How should my organization implement CALOCUS/LOCUS?
Care providers can implement these systems in 1 of 2 ways: