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Rebecca Farley

Director, Policy & Advocacy, National Council for Behavioral Health

NASHP Releases Interactive Medical and Health Home Map

July 9, 2013 | Uncategorized | Comments
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NASHP medical and health home map

The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) has launched a new interactive map tracking state efforts to advance medical and health homes for Medicaid and CHIP participants.

In recent years, the number of states implementing medical home programs has increased substantially. According to NASHP, as of April 2013, 43 states have adopted policies and programs to advance medical homes. The new map offers an overview of medical and health home activity in each state, along with details about multi-payer medical homes initiatives, qualification standards, and shared practice supports.

Importantly for behavioral health organizations, the NASHP map also includes information about Section 2703 Health Homes, established under the Affordable Care Act. These health homes must target consumers with one of several chronic health conditions, including mental illness or substance use disorders, and are designed to facilitate care coordination so as to improve consumers’ health outcomes and lower costs. Participating states receive an enhanced Medicaid match rate for health home services during the first eight quarters in which health homes operate. The site provides information on which states have received health home planning grants and which states have had their health home state plan amendment approved. It also provides links to state-specific websites with additional details about medical and health home activities in the state.

Click to view the interactive map.