WHAT IS A HEALTH HOME?
A Health Home is a care management service model whereby all of an individual’s
caregivers communicate with one another so that all of a patient’s
needs are addressed in a comprehensive manner.
DID YOU KNOW?
As of January 2012, thousands of New Yorkers with Medicaid will be enrolled
into Health Homes as part of the recent New York State Health Care Initiative.
Health Home is a term used to describe how health, mental health and substance
abuse treatment is coordinated for a person with multiple chronic conditions
and their family.
AM I AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE?
Assignment into a Health Home may apply to you if you are currently on
Medicaid and have any of the following conditions:
• Mental Health Problem
• Drug & Alcohol Problem
• Heart Disease
WILL I HAVE TO CHANGE MY TREATMENT or MEDICAL PROVIDER?
No, if you are currently participating in medical, mental or substance
abuse treatment, you may continue to receive those services through your
existing provider and still receive the care coordination benefits that
come with being assigned to a Health Home.
WHAT IS CARE COORDINATION AT MHHC?
Care Coordination at MHHC is accomplished through a team of Care Coordinators
who works closely with you and your treatment staff to ensure you receive
the highest quality of care possible. Care Coordinators are responsible
for engaging and motivating you, assisting you with appointments and connecting
you to community and social support programs.
Here at MHHC, our care coordination services are tailored to fit your individual
needs and offered in your primary language. MHHC’s Health Home services
include the following:
• Comprehensive Care Management
• Care Coordination and Health Promotion
• Patient and Family Support
• Referral to Community & Social Support Services
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
For more information about the MHHC Health Home, reach out to:
• Your Medical Provider
• Your Counselor
• A MHHC Care Coordinator
• Patient Advocate
Morris Heights Health Center is a Health Home Member of the Bronx Accountable