Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Notice of Proposed Policy

State: MI

Publicly Available: Yes
Policy: Building partnerships, General other, Legislative language
Sustainable Financing: General other, How to engage and work with Medicaid, Education to HC orgs on payment options bundled etc., MCO or bundled payment reimbursement models, Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams, ROI and bundled payment successes/challenges
Workforce Development: General other (including mention of “employment practices”)

In 2014, the gubernatorial-created Mental Health & Wellness Commission recommended a Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) appropriation to implement a primary care health home benefit under Section 2703 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Their recommendation was based on the burden of chronic mild-to-moderate behavioral health issues within the Medicaid population, and their comorbidity with chronic physical health issues. As such, the MI Care Team will attend to the Commission’s recommendation and implement a program that targets these issues. It is expected the benefit will reduce unnecessary emergency department visits and avoidable hospital re-admissions costs, and increase health outcomes for the target population.

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