The Mental Health Association in Michigan
is the only statewide, non-governmental agency concerned with the
broad spectrum of mental illness across all age groups.

Update on the Section 298 Initiative

12/07/2017 - 03:28PM

Dear Stakeholders, The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is providing an update on the Section 298 Initiative today. The Section 298 Initiative is a statewide effort to improve the coordination of physical health services and behavioral health services in Michigan. The Michigan legislature approved a revised version of ...

Speedy trial? Not if you’re mentally ill in Michigan

12/05/2017 - 01:40AM

By John Counts Many mentally ill defendants aren't getting speedy trials in Michigan. Competency cases move through the criminal justice system at a sluggish pace, generally because of one major hurdle: finding space at a state psychiatric facility. Cases are held up for months - sometimes up to a year - while defendants ...

Expectations & Parameters for Section 298 – MDHHS

11/22/2017 - 12:32AM

Premise Section 298 of Public Act 107 of 2017 instructs the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to “…implement up to 3 pilot projects to achieve fully financially integrated Medicaid behavioral health and physical health benefit and financial integration demonstration models. These demonstration models shall use single contracts between ...


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