Health Homes

Health Homes are part of a person centered system of care that achieves improved outcomes for recipients and better services and value for state Medicaid programs.

Health Homes is a method of delivering enhanced health care services that promises better patient experience and better results than traditional care. The Health Home has many characteristics of the Patient-Centered Medical Home but is customized to meet the specific needs of Medicaid recipients with chronic medical conditions or behavioral health conditions.

Health homes must provide 6 federally mandated Core Services:

Click here to review the Definitions of the Core Services

Health Homes are encouraged to utilize health information technology to more efficiently and effectively coordinate the care of Health Home patients.

Through the provision of the 6 core services, the Health Home initiative aims to reduce inpatient hospitalization and emergency room visits, increase the integration between physical and behavioral health services, and enhance transitional care between institutions and the community.

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