DOH Releases Special Update on Health Homes

Dear Provider,

The Office of Health Insurance Programs of the New York State Department of Health has approved the release of the November 2012 Medicaid Update Special Edition on Health Homes.  

Please click the link below to download the current edition.

http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/program/update/2012/nov12sped.pdf

New York initiated a Health Home program for Medicaid members with chronic medical and behavioral conditions beginning in February 2012 when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved an amendment to New York’s Medicaid State Plan with an effective date of January 1, 2012. The Health Home program is designed to increase quality and efficiency thereby improving patient health and reducing costs to the New York Medicaid program. An overview of the expectations and requirements for Health Homes was published in a Medicaid Update Special Edition in April 2012.

This special edition will provide an update on the current status of the implementation of Health Homes in New York State with a focus on the conversion of Targeted Case Management (TCM) programs and highlight some of the unique features and challenges of this transformative model for the delivery of fully integrated health care services.