LOCUS is defined at the Level of Care Utilization System which is an assessment and placement instrument created by the American Association of Community Psychiatrists (A.A.C.P). This system is used for evaluating the current status of clients and their needs based on six evaluation dimensions, which then results to a level of care placement recommendation. This decision support tool is used to help measure and document clinical necessity for client placement. This training is designed to develop LOCUS trainers who will provide training to practitioners with responsibility for determining the level of care for persons receiving adult mental health services. Part of the pre-authorization and re-authorization process is prioritized on current needs and not diagnosis.
About the Presenter:
Jack Stevenson, MS (Deerfield Behavioral Health) is the primary marketer and trainer for the LOCUS (Level of Care Utilization System) and the child and adolescent version called CALOCUS - both developed by the American Association of Community Psychiatrists.
There is NO fee to attend this training. Training materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments are included. Registration is required and space is limited.