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One part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 directly impacted the behavioral health industry: the creation of Health Homes to serve Medicaid patients with complex mental health and substance abuse disorders. Just a few years in, we’re starting to see the broader impact on the industry with a shift toward evidence-based care with aligned quality and outcomes measures.
What is a Health Home?
A Health Home provides specialized and comprehensive care to Medicaid patients with multiple chronic conditions, including mental health and substance abuse disorders.
Health Homes aim to coordinate and better integrate primary, acute, and behavioral health care, and include long-term services and supports.
Medicaid’s Health Homes program affects some of the most vulnerable populations that behavioral health clinics serve. Many states around the country are beginning to take advantage of Medicaid’s Health Homes program, providing comprehensive care for patients with multiple chronic conditions, including serious mental illness.
This White Paper Includes the Following Topics:
- Federal Support for New Programs
- Why Health Homes?
- Target Population for Health Homes
- Becoming a Health Home: Are You Ready?
- Quality Measures Take Center Stage
- Change Will Impact Everyone
Behavioral healthcare is moving quickly into evidence-based care with aligned quality and outcome measures. Download this whitepaper today to learn how to stay on top of these issues in order to be well positioned for Health Homes and any other quality-related reforms.