OPT Plus is a home and community-based treatment service focused on decreasing psychiatric and behavioral symptoms in order to reduce the need for higher levels of care or increase the likelihood of a successful transition to Outpatient Therapy from higher levels of care. OPT Plus will improve the beneficiary’s ability to navigate systems and improve functioning in familial, social, educational, or occupational life domains. OPT Plus services often involve the participation of family members, significant others, and legally responsible person(s) as applicable, unless contraindicated.
OPT Plus consists of evidence based individual/family/group therapy (mental health and substance use disorder treatment interventions) provided in the home and community (services are office based for group and as transitioning to OPT), combined with activities that assist in the monitoring, support, and management of care to include:
OPT Plus is designed to:
a. Reduce psychiatric or substance use disorder symptoms and promote symptom stability and recovery;
b. Assist the beneficiary with transition to a community setting and to navigate the skills to live independently in the community;
c. Prevent the need for enhanced services or provide a step down from enhanced services; and d. Ensure linkage to community services and resources.