In Michigan, there is still consensus that Medicaid behavioral health delivery needs to be reformed. This past legislative session, there was a push to create specialty integrated plans (SIPs)—privately run plans that integrate physical and behavioral health—in place of the current publicly run prepaid inpatient health plans (PIHPs).      In July, Senate Majority Leader … Read more

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has expanded the Opioid Health Home (OHH) initiative to more Michigan counties to provide intensive care management and care coordination services for Medicaid beneficiaries with an opioid use disorder (OUD). The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently approved Michigan’s State Plan Amendment (SPA) … Read more