Level of Care Utilization System for Psychiatric and Addiction Services (LOCUS)
Level of Care Utilization System (LOCUS) is a level of care assessment tool being widely used by behavioral health managers and clinicians throughout the country to support accurate level of care recommendations.
There is also a child and adolescent version called CALOCUS.
LOCUS and CALOCUS were developed by members of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists (AACP) and transformed into electronic versions by Deerfield Solutions.
"Beyond assisting in service intensity placement decisions, these instruments (LOCUS and CALOCUS) can be used by systems to identify service gaps and to aid in projecting resource needs. The instruments provide guidance in treatment and recovery planning and help to ensure the best value for intended outcomes. They are useful for communication with managed care entities and to meet requirements for "least restrictive service alternatives" for Olmstead compliance. “
- Wesley E. Sowers, M.D., Director, Center for Public Service Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
- LOCUS 20
- CALOCUS Instrument Version 2010 (PDF)
- LOCUS and CALOCUS Software
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