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April 10, 2018

Discharge Planning and Transitions into the Community

A PDF copy of the presentation slides is available at the bottom of this page.

A key objective of this webinar is to clarify the boundary conditions of transition services offered as part of the NF benefit. For example, it seems clear that transition services can last an indefinite amount of time—whether it takes someone 6 months or a year or 2 years to transition doesn't matter, in the sense that there is no cutoff point for those services (unlike with waivers and MFP). It's also clear that transition services in the NF benefit cannot cover payments that MFP can cover, such as a security deposit. However, it may be possible to buy certain goods for NF residents if doing so would help them prepare to transition successfully. For instance, if an individual's transition plan requires that he or she learn how to use a microwave, to heat foods at home, a Specialized Service within the NF benefit could enable him or her to purchase a microwave which they could then take with them. This webinar will answer questions and provide guidance in situations that are not immediately clear.


Frank L. Tetrick joined PTAC in 2011, bringing more than 32 years of experience in direct and administrative service within the Commonwealth of Virginia behavioral health and developmental services system.

From 2003 to 2011, Frank served as Assistant Commissioner for the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), where he was responsible for leadership of offices that funded and monitored community services supported with state, federal, or grant funds. His community level experience includes direct clinical services in behavioral health centers, oversight of quality management programs, and serving as Executive Director of a ten-county community services board (CSB).

Frank served as a consultant to the Virginia Office of the State Inspector General from 2011 until July 2016, with an emphasis on monitoring services provided by, or licensed by the state behavioral health and developmental disabilities authority. He currently also works with Truven Health Analytics in support of their work on SAMHSA’s Center for Financing Reform & Innovations (CFRI) projects.

Since joining PTAC Frank has taken an active role in helping advance the understanding and implementation of specialized services and promoting collaboration amongst PASRR stakeholders.

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

There was no commercial support received for this CME activity.

Bibliographic Sources: Please see presentation slides

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