The Mississippi Public Health Institute (MSPHI) will assist the Mississippi State Department of Mental Health – Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services (BADS) with implementation of technical support services for Mississippi Prevention Alliance for Communities and Colleges (mPACC). mPACC aims to alter alcohol and prescription drug consumption patterns, consequences, and risk and protective factors by funding up to seven Community Prevention Coalitions (CPCs) to serve an estimated 394,165 adolescents and 344,900 young adults from diverse social and cultural backgrounds per grant year. MSPHI will provide data analysis, coordinate a media campaign and deliver coalition development training.
MSPHI entered into a cooperative agreement to serve as fiscal intermediary to expand capacity for and access to high quality, sustainable, community-based health care services, including primary care, behavioral and mental healthcare, and environmental and occupational medicine on the Gulf Coast through the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program – Primary Care Capacity Project (PCCP), a program of the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI). The purpose of the cooperative agreement is for the PCCP to provide funding for enhancements to the Mississippi Health Information Network (MS-HIN), the state’s Health Information Exchange, to provide ED/IP notifications that will advance transitions of care between Coastal Family Health and eventually other community health centers and the Mississippi Gulf Coast hospitals.
Part of this project involves establishing what parts of behavioral health records can be shared, as described below. The formal ruling on this information can be found here>>.
What CAN be shared:
Miss. Code Section 41-119-13 and 45 CFR 164.501 allow the following to be submitted and shared. Further, Section 41-21-97 supports the sharing of behavioral and mental health records without express patient consent when done so in furtherance of treatment of the patient.
* Medication prescription and monitoring.
* Counseling session start and stop times.
* Modalities and frequencies of treatment.
* Results of clinical tests (blood, lithium, etc).
* Diagnosis summaries.
* Functional status summaries.
* Treatment plan summaries.
* Symptoms and prognostic summaries
* Progress to date
The following behavioral / mental health records CANNOT be shared without patient consent:
* Psychotherapy notes may not be shared without a signed consent. 45 CFR 164.508(a)(2).
* Records related to substance use disorder treatment are treated differently than behavioral and mental health records and may not be released without a signed consent. These regulations may be found in 42 CFR Part 2 § 2.1 which strictly prohibits the sharing of records related to treatment for substance use disorders for any purpose without a written consent, unless it is a documented medical emergency and you have the ability to electronically tag the information to prevent searches and access.
Together on Diabetes™ – U.S. is a five-year, $100 million initiative that was launched in November 2010 by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to improve health outcomes of people living with type 2 diabetes in the United States. Together on Diabetes works by strengthening patient self-management education, community-based supportive services and broad-based community mobilization. In line with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s mission to reduce health disparities, this initiative will target adult populations disproportionately affected by type 2 diabetes.
In Mississippi, the MSPHI is developing a coordinated, evidence-based, community approach and plan to systematically lower the incidence and severity of diabetes in the Delta.