April 17, 2017
Michigan has been and continues to be a leader in behavioral health services. It continues to be one of the most forward thinking behavioral health systems in the nation for persons with serious mental illness, children with emotional disturbances, persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and persons with substance use disorders. We are the only state in the nation that provides its behavioral health Medicaid services through a managed care approach while integrating the four main behavioral health disciplines – mental illness, children with emotional disturbances, intellectual and developmental disabilities and substance use disorders. The state does all of this through a publicly managed and operated CMH/PIHP system, which provides and manages a comprehensive set a benefits to the state’s most vulnerable population.