Program Authorization: Executive Reorganization Act; R.S. 38:259C; Mental Health Law; and R.S. 28:1 et. seq.
The mission of the Administration and Support Program is to provide support services to the facility.
The goal of the Administration and Support Program is to provide efficient and effective administrative and support services to the programs and services provided at the facility.
The Administration and Support program is responsible for the general management of the facility. General Management ensures that the agency meets or exceeds requirements for fiscal accountability; maintains control systems for supporting management's supervision of the overall program; provides the psychiatric, medical, and educational services with maximum support from appropriated funds; ensures compliance with accreditation standards of JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations), HCFA (Health Care Financing Administration), Title XIX, and other state and federal certification authorities.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. In FY 1998-99, the Administration and Support Program, will provide the overall management and the necessary support services for the establishment and maintenance of a comprehensive, integrated, community-based system of mental health care to meet the needs of adults with serious mental illness and children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances, thereby reducing the need for long term inpatient treatment placement.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
The Administration and Support Program is funded with interagency transfers and fees and self-generated revenue. Interagency transfers include, Title XIX reimbursement for services provided to Medicaid eligible patients, and reimbursement from the State Department of Education for eligible meals provided under the School Lunch Program, and reimbursements from the Office of Substance Abuse and Vocational Rehabilitation for space occupied and services received and reimbursement for operation of the Washington-St. Tammany Regional Medical Center inpatient acute psychiatric unit. Self-generated revenue represents reimbursement for ineligible patients with insurance or personal payments based on a sliding fee scale and meals served to employees and visitors. Federal funds are Title XVIII reimbursement for services provided to Medicare eligible patients.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 105.1% of the existing operating budget. It represents 89.3% of the total request ($8,292,085) for this program. The major changes reflected in this analysis include an increase in interagency transfers by $290,771 for risk management premiums and by $20,260 for the cost of an additional 3 retirees. Federal funds were reduced by $20,890 for a non-recurring carryforward for acquisitions and major repairs. $132,172 in interagency transfers and (6) vacant positions were reduced for Personnel Reductions. The changes should have no significant impact on the delivery of these services.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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