Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the Go Live date for FASAMS?
A: The FASAMS system is expected to go live by 12/31/2018. The first data sets using the new XML schemas would be sent in January 2019.
Q: What is FASAMS?
A: FASAMS stands for Financial and Services Accountability Management System. The FASAMS system will allow managing entities, state mental health treatment facilities and other organizations who have contracts with DCF to submit data on persons served in substance abuse and mental health programs. Data submissions will be sent to FASAMS rather than the existing SAMHIS system. At its core, FASAMS is a data warehouse which enables reporting and analysis of financial, services and performance outcome information. It will enable FASAMS users to answer the question of “who received what services, from whom, at what cost and for what outcomes.”
Q: Will I use FASAMS for TANF?
A: No. At this time, TANF data will continue to be submitted to the SAMHIS system.
Q: Will I use FASAMS for SANDR?
A: No. At this time, SANDR data will continue to be submitted to the SAMHIS system.
Q: Will I still able to view/download my data from FASAMS like I could from SAMHIS?
A: Yes. Your FASAMS login will allow you to access all of your data within the system for viewing and extract.