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Recent Reports

Other Reports



System Redesign

Policy Reports & Recommendations


Financing Reviews

  • Financial Health of Providers in Mass. Human Service System; Prepared for the Executive Office of Health & Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, October 2007.
  • Organizing and Financing Mental Health Services; presented at the Moving forward: Designing and Financing Effective mental health Services in an Era of Transformation symposium hosted by the Center for Health Program Development and Management, University of Maryland Baltimore Campus; June 12, 2007.
  • Rhode Island - Public Mental Health Financing Study; August 2004; The Rhode Island Foundation retained Dougherty Management Associates, Inc. to analyze the financing for public mental health services and to “map” the financing by identifying key features of the system and its funding sources.
  • Medicaid Managed Behavioral Health Care Benchmarking Project; DHHS Pub. No. (SMA) 03-3844, Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2002.
  • Checking Your Financial Pulse: Benchmarking of Key Fiscal Indicators; March 31, 2003, This presentation on financial benchmarking for community behavioral health providers addresses why they are used in general healthcare and by other industries. It describes how Dougherty Management Associates developed financial benchmarks for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Corporation of Massachusetts, how MHSACM has used them to shape external policy and how its members have used benchmarks to set goals for improvement in their individual business operations. This information was presented at the National Council of Community Behavioral Health Annual Training Conference.

Evaluations and Program Reviews

  • Assessment of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc.: Provision of Care from 2000 through 2003; A report prepared for the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, 2006.
  • Final Report: Independent Assessment of New Jersey’s Children Behavioral Health Care System; October 5, 2006, Submitted to the New Jersey Division of Child Behavioral Health Services by the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute. Prepared By: Mary I. Armstrong, Ph.D.; Karen A. Blase, Ph.D.; Beth Caldwell; Wendy Holt, M.P.P.; Tara King-Miller, M.A.; Anne Kuppinger, M.Ed.; Carol Obrochta; Donald N. Policella, M.S.; Frances Wallace, M.P.H. DMA collaborated in a comprehensive assessment of New Jersey’s Behavioral Health Care System for children to identify the progress that it has made and the opportunities for improvement in implementing systems of care on a statewide basis. DMA was responsible for analyzing Medicaid utilization data, comparing utilization rates for Medicaid services among New Jersey counties, and for comparing New Jersey to several other states and counties with similar demographics or which had implemented systems of care. DMA’s work appears in Chapter 8.
  • Report to Advocates: Analysis of the Framingham Jail Diversion Program; December 3, 2004; Dougherty Management Associates prepared this report for Advocates, Inc., a not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services in Framingham, Massachusetts. The report analyzes the Jail Diversion Program that Advocates operates in conjunction with the Framingham Police Department, discussing the potential for replication of the program elsewhere in Massachusetts.
  • Health Care Access at Saint Vincent Hospital: An Independent Analysis - Year 3 Report; August 2003 - Prepared for the Office of the Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Evaluation of Product Based Purchased Adoption Services; Prepared for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Social Services; Mary 29, 1995; prepared by P.Z. Wasserman, M.S., R. H. Dougherty, Ph.D., D. E. Gwatkin, M.B.A., L.A. Messier, B.S., L.S. Spears

Consumer Direction

Children’s Mental Health Benchmarking

Performance Measures