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Maryland Health Homes

Health Homes for individuals with chronic conditions will augment the State's broader efforts to integrate somatic and behavioral health services.  The program will target populations with behavioral health needs who are at high risk for additional chronic conditions, including those with serious persistent mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, and opioid substance use disorders.  Health Homes will offer participants enhanced care coordination services from  providers with whom they regularly receive care, including psychiatric rehabilitation programs, mobile treatment service providers, and opioid treatment programs.  This is a community-based approach, not a residential program.  Health Homes are designed to enhance person-centered care, empowering participants to manage and prevent chronic conditions in order to improve health outcomes, while reducing avoidable hospital encounters.  Health Homes will provide six core services, as follows:

 

                Comprehensive Care Management
                Comprehensive Transitional Care
                Care Coordination
                Individual and Family Support
                Health Promotion
                Referral to Community and Social Support

 

To learn more about Maryland's Health Homes, review the program's one-page summary.

To learn more about the behavioral health integration process, please go to:  http://dhmh.maryland.gov/bhd/SitePages/integrationefforts.aspx

If you are a provider interested in becoming a Health Home, click here

To see a list of approved Health Home Providers, click here

Background Materials

The following materials and links offer additional information regarding the Health Homes program.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Health Homes Page

Health Homes Development Documents
The following draft materials have been used over the course of Maryland's Health Homes planning process.  They are posted here for those interested in the development of the program, however, those in draft form should be regarded as such due to the continuing development of the program.

 

Health Homes Archived Information