Correctional Managed Health Care
The Correctional Managed Health Care Program provides a full range of clinical services for offenders and works diligently to ensure that offenders are provided timely access to appropriate levels of health care in a cost-effective manner.
The CMHCC, through cooperative efforts with the partner agencies identifies and regularly evaluates a variety of quality of care measures. The monitoring process for the correctional health care program includes a number of key elements that taken collectively provide an ongoing comprehensive evaluation of the health care services provided. Among these key elements are:
- Accreditation reviews conducted by the American Correctional Association
- Operational Review Audits conducted at each facility by the TDCJ Health Services Division;
- Quality Improvement - Quality Management programs;
- University Provider self-monitoring and clinical oversight activities;
- Utilization Review - Utilization Management;
- Tracking and reporting of health care grievances and correspondence;
- Peer review activities;
- Morbidity/Mortality reviews;
- Tracking and reporting of key clinical indicators (e.g., number of encounters, admissions, length of stay, etc.);
- Policy and procedure reviews;
- Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee activities;
- Infection Control committee activities; and
- Joint Medical Director Committee oversight.