Co-occurring Capability for Provider Agencies:
A Self-assessment Tool for Recognizing Progress in Programs, Agencies and Systems

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COCAP™ is designed to be used by behavioral health service system leadership, in partnership with service providers and other stakeholders. The COCAP™ has three purposes:

  • To create a system-specific set of indicators for monitoring progress toward recovery-/resiliency-oriented complexity (co-occurring) capability at a particular point in time.
  • To create a tool for agency- and program-level self-monitoring in relation to those indicators.
  • To create a tool that defines standards for system-level monitoring, oversight, and technical assistance of agency/program progress toward complexity (co-occurring) capability.

COCAP™ should ideally be used in the context of an organized system-level quality improvement partnership to achieve CCISC implementation. COCAP™ should only be used after the system has already worked for a minimum of one to two years on implementation, using system-, program-, and clinician-level self-assessment tools (CO-FIT100™, COMPASS-EZ™ [and other COMPASS™ tools], CODECAT-EZ™, respectively) to create baselines upon which quality improvement activities will be built, before any standards are imposed or contemplated.

COCAP™ is designed to help systems identify a range of measurable indicators that can be used to document or monitor achievement of progress toward complexity (co-occurring) capability—for each agency, program, or service provider in the system—in each of 20 major program domains—at a particular point in time. Progress toward complexity (co-occurring) capability is an agency or program can be examined using the indicators in the 20 domains listed below.

Part I. Organizational Development

  • Creating a welcoming culture
  • Incorporation of the consumer/family perspective
  • Adoption of co-occurring capability as an agency-wide goal
  • Establishing a baseline of co-occurring capability
  • Creating and implementing a CQI plan for agency program development
  • Co-occurring competency development for the workforce
  • Integrated clinical record documentation
  • Integrated billing
  • Recognizing and reporting co-occurring clients and families in the data system
  • Interagency partnership and collaboration

Part II. Clinical Practice Development

  • Welcoming and engagement in empathic hopeful relationships
  • Removal of access barriers
  • Integrated screening
  • Integrated assessment
  • Integrated treatment and rehabilitation/recovery planning
  • Integrated treatment interventions
  • Integrated treatment programming
  • Co-occurring disorder psychopharmacology protocols
  • Continuity of integrated care
  • Case consultation, coordination and collaboration with collateral caregivers

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