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Marylan​d Chronic Health Homes

Health Homes for individuals with chronic conditions augments the State's broader efforts to integrate somatic and behavioral health services.  The program targets 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 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 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, please review the program's one-page summary. the Maryland Health Home Regulations, and the Maryland Health Home State Plan Amendment, and other resources.

 

Background Materials

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

 
 
Suggested Health Home State Plan Clarification
The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is proposing to clarify that the monthly reimbursement rate for health homes is not a "per member per month" payment and will begin referring to it as a "monthly rate". This will include small clarification within the Health Home regulations and State Plan. There will be no changes to the way health homes are reimbursed or that amount they receive for the monthly rate.

 

For questions about the Health Home program, contact dhmh.healthhomes@maryland.gov.