Using the MPAI-4 as the screening tool for eligibility of services is acceptable only if the screening requirements of the screener are met. According to the language used by the developers of the MPAI-4, highly trained professionals are the only acceptable screeners able to use this tool.
Who does DMAS intend to be the screeners using this assessment tool?
It can't be the TCM case managers. They are not qualified to do so.
Anyone using this screening tool for service eligibility purposes must meet the requirements or the outcome of the assessment is not valid and poses some decent ethical concerns.