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.

Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) Policy Initiatives for 2013-14

Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) Policy Initiatives for 2013-14 Outcomes through 2013   A. Monitor, analyze and attempt to influence as necessary the state’s Fiscal Year-14-and-15 budgets. B. Maintain a broad, multi-interest coalition (Michigan Partners in Crisis) to collectively address and advocate about problems of adults and minors with mental illness inappropriately entering the justice system – prison, jail, juvenile.  See our separate Partners in Crisis report. C. Promote and protect open access to mental health medications in Medicaid and other health care environments.  No anti-access legislation adopted in Michigan. MHAM procured changes to Medicaid expansion law so that […]

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Survey of Community Mental Health Services Programs in the State of Michigan

Executive Summary This investigation surveyed Michigan’s Community Mental Health Services Programs (CMHSPs) on seven topics of importance during a three month period from late 2012 through early 2013.  Responses were received from 32 of the state’s 46 CMHSPs, representing 75% of Michigan counties. The topics covered were: 1.  Prevention services 2  Percentage of clients possessing dual Medicaid-Medicare eligibility, and levels of reimbursement received from serving such individuals 3.  Effects of a 2009 Attorney General Opinion on jail mental health services and costs 4.  Criteria employed to respectively determine severity-of-condition and level-of-function among service applicants/recipients 5.  Respective utilization of state-operated psychiatric […]

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