Leaders of Ohio's health and human services agencies believe that better care coordination can result in improved health outcomes while spending less of the taxpayer's dollars. Health homes aim to integrate physical and behavioral health care by offering and facilitating access to medical, behavioral and social services that are timely, of high quality and coordinated by an individualized care team. Ohio Medicaid teamed up with the Ohio Department of Mental Health to focus on creating health homes for individuals on Medicaid who have serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI).
For updates and more information about health homes, our stakeholder process, informational forums and implementation, click here.
March 26, 2013 Update from Director Plouck on timeline for statewide launch.
Health Home Technical Assistance & Tranining Information Webinar
Health Home Technical Assistance & Training Information Webinar Recording
Health Home Children and Adolescent Case to Care Manager Training Registration Form
Health Home Adult Case to Care Manager Training Registration Form
January 30, 2013 Medicaid SPMI Health Homes Update
January 14, 2013 State Dialogue
Health Home Technical Assistance Events Calendar (January 2013 - June 2013)
A health home is not a building; it is a coordinated, person-centered system of care. An individual who is eligible for health home services can obtain comprehensive medical, mental health and drug and/or alcohol addiction treatment, and social services that are coordinated by a team of health care professionals.
The following health home services will be available for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness:
Ohio Medicaid health homes for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness are designed to:
Community behavioral health providers who meet state-defined requirements, including integration of primary and behavioral health care services, can qualify as health homes. Health home services will be provided by a team consisting of the following health care professionals:
Adults and children who have Medicaid benefits and meet the State of Ohio definition of SPMI -- which includes adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbance -- will be eligible for health home services in community behavioral health centers.