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Key Personnel:
Mary I. Armstrong, Ph.D.
Joan Langlois, Ph.D.
Kathleen A. Dailey, M.Ed.
Kelley Dhont, M.A.
Mark R. Larkins, M.S.
Ren Chen, M. S.
Frank C. Reyes, A.A.

Evaluation of the statewide inpatient Psychiatric program(SIPP)

Publication Date: 6/1/2004

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In September 2001 AHCA released a Request for Proposals for Statewide Inpatient Psychiatric Program (SIPP) Services for individuals under the age of 18. The purpose of the SIPP program was to provide specialized psychiatric diagnostic, treatment, and aftercare services to high-risk Medicaid recipients under the age of 18. Program goals included:

  • Stabilization of presenting symptoms
  • Reduction of re-admissions into acute or SIPP services
  • Reduction in the length of stay for psychiatric inpatient services in acute care general hospitals
  • Design of an effective aftercare plan