Optum Pierce BHO



Pierce County

Description: This report includes a summary of youth mental health (MH) services provided for the Optum Pierce BHO region of Washington State. This report includes the total number and percent of youth services that qualified as being Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs). EBP were determined from encounters with a valid EBP Current Procedural Terminology code. The change in EBPs provided compared to the previous quarter is shown in the table. The percent of qualifying EBP services over time is shown in a graph with a comparison to the Washington State average for each quarter. A summary for individual providers within this region is also shown for the current quarter.

Data was extracted by the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA)/ Research and Data Analysis' (RDA) and may not reflect all services provided for a given BHO region or individual provider. Provider-level EBP data is shown in Table 2 with reflections on data accuracy assessment.

Table 1. ebp rate for optum pierce BHO (q4, 2018)

Q4, 2018 (current quarter) Change from previous quarter
Total youth services provided 9,648 + 12.5%
Total youth EBP services provided 419 + 7.7%
% of youth services were EBP 4.3% - 4.2%

figure 1. Percentage of Qualifying Youth EBP Services Provided by Quarter

Table 2. Agencies that did not respond to the data accuracy survey

Total youth services provided Total EBP youth serviced provided % of youth services with EBP*
Catholic Community Services 1005 0 0.0%
Consejo Counseling and Referral Services 200 0 0.0%
Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare 3,311 294 8.9%
Multicare Health System 3,966 126 3.2%
Sea-Mar Community Health Center 1,070 0 0.0%
Comprehensive Mental Health 255 2 0.8%
*Relative to the WA state average for the quarter (red = below, blue = above).

Values of total youth services and total EBP youth services provided are from the current quarter (Q4 2018). EBPI reached out to clinical directors who oversee evidence-based practices to assess the accuracy of provider-level EBP data collected in a past quarter (Q2 2018). We asked how accurate the state EBP data from this reporting period was, compared to their reported use of EBPs. Agencies responded to the data accuracy survey with one of the three options: “very accurate," “a little accurate," or “not accurate." No agencies responded to the data accuracy survey in this region.

Note: Feedback on accuracy relied on agency self-report. We did not conduct validation by reviewing administrative data.