The Health Homes Serving Children (HHSC) utilize a decision support model to help organize youth using one of three Acuity ratings (Low, Medium, High). The decision support model utilizes the action levels of the CANS-NY in order to accurately, quickly and efficiently arrive at acuity assignments.
The video shared below walks through the model in great detail. The attached images can also be useful in understanding the ways in which the model utilizes ratings across a range of CANS-NY items.
Acuity Algorithm - 3 Needs Criterion
Criterion 1 - Treatment Needs
Criterion 2 - Functioning / Risk-Related Needs
Criterion 3 - Contextual Needs