Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (CCA)
A comprehensive clinical assessment is an intensive clinical and functional evaluation of a beneficiary’s presenting mental health, developmental disability, and substance use disorder. This assessment results in the issuance of a written report that provides the clinical basis for the development of the beneficiary’s treatment or service plan.
These services are intended to determine a beneficiary’s treatment needs, and to provide the necessary treatment. Services focus on reducing psychiatric and behavioral symptoms in order to improve the beneficiary’s functioning in familial, social, educational, or occupational life domains. Based on collaboration between the practitioner and beneficiary, and others as needed, the beneficiary’s needs and preferences determine the treatment goals, frequency and duration of services, as well as measurable and desirable outcomes.