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Under Section 2703 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), the Health Home service model is meant to help chronically ill Medicaid and Healthy Michigan Plan beneficiaries manage their conditions through an intensive level of care management and coordination. The Behavioral Health Home is centered on whole-person, team-based care, with peer support specialists and community health workers at the center of care.

Program Objectives

Behavioral Health Home providers are also required to utilize health information technology to coordinate the care of Behavioral Health Home patients. Through the delivery of the core health homes services, Behavioral Health Home has the following objectives:

  • Improve patient outcomes
  • Provide efficient, coordinated, and integrated behavioral and physical healthcare
  • Increase access to healthcare
  • Increase hospital post-discharge follow up
  • Create a continuum of care
  • Reduce healthcare costs
  • Reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and readmissions
  • Reduce unnecessary emergency room visits
  • Increase the use of health information technology

What are Qualifying Health Conditions?

Individual must be diagnosed with:

Serious Mental Illness or Serious Emotional Disturbance

  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Major depressive disorder, single episode
  • Major depressive disorder, recurrent
  • Other anxiety disorders
  • Other mental disorders due to physiological condition
  • Reaction to severe stress, and adjustment disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorders


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