OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry News On September 1, 1998, the American Managed Behavioral Healthcare Association (AMBHA) released its second version of Performance Measures for Managed Behavioral Healthcare Programs (PERMS 2.0). PERMS 1.0 was released in September of 1995. In October of 1996, faculty at Harvard University, under contract with AMBHA, released pilot data from PERMS 1.0. A significant component of PERMS 2.0 is HEDIS-Type Reporting and Testing Set Indicators, reflecting AMBHA's commitment to the leadership of . . .