Last modified: July 8, 2021
Effective July 1, 2021, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Arizona network care providers will be required to use the Child and Adolescent Level of Care Utilization System (CALOCUS) and Level of Care Utilization System (LOCUS) instruments to help identify children and adolescents with complex needs and determine the level of care they require.
The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) will begin monitoring providers’ use of CALOCUS starting Oct. 1, 2021.
What are the CALOCUS/LOCUS instruments?
CALOCUS/LOCUS are instruments that can help care providers identify their patients’ behavioral and physical health care needs.
CALOCUS is used specifically for children and adolescents. Both systems provide measures that help guide decisions related to quality of care, quality improvement and resource allocation.
How should my organization implement CALOCUS/LOCUS?
Care providers can implement these systems in 1 of 2 ways:
To begin using these systems:
What happens next?
Once you sign your agreement, you’ll receive the following information:
Please also note the following:
*If your organization isn’t using LOCUS or including the assessment results in the HIE, DUGless submissions will still be required.
Contact your AHCCCS Operations Compliance Officer.