Welcome to the Maternal Infant Health Program. MIHP is Michigan's largest home visiting program for Medicaid-eligible pregnant women and infants.
What does it do?
- It provides home visitation support and care coordination for pregnant women and infants on Medicaid.
- Services are intended to supplement regular prenatal/infant care and to assist healthcare providers in managing the beneficiary's health and wellbeing.
What Are Its Purposes?
- To promote healthy pregnancies, positive birth outcomes, and healthy infant growth and development.
- To improve the health and well-being of Medicaid eligible pregnant women and infants through a standardized, system-wide process.
- To decrease infant mortality as part of Michigan’s strategic plan
What Are The Program Components?
- Requires services provided by Registered Nurse and a Licensed Social Worker.
- May also have a Registered Dietitian, IBCLC Lactation Consultant and Infant Mental Health Specialist as part of the team.
- Uses evidence based, comprehensive Maternal and Infant Risk Identifiers.
- Determines the maternal or infant risks based on an algorithm designed into the database plus professional observation.
- Consists of standardized trainings, forms, interventions and plan of cares.
- Uses a Case Management approach.
- Requires communication and coordination with Medicaid Providers and Medicaid Health Plans.
- Has a state wide database for Risk Identifiers and Discharge Summaries
Who Provides The Services?
- Federally Qualified Health Centers
- Home Health Agencies
- Hospital Based Clinics
- Native American Tribes
- Private Providers
- Local and Regional Public Health Departments
What Type of Model Is It?
- It is population-based management model, meaning that the health of the entire population is addressed in addition to the health of individuals within the population. Standardized, appropriate services are provided based on a beneficiary's needs and risks no matter the location within the state.