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.

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Michigan Partners in Crisis (PIC): The Justice & Mental Health Coalition – 2016 Initiatives

Educate the public and policy-makers on mental health issues and justice systems. Promote and procure legislative and executive branch attention to problems identified in PIC-stimulated studies of correctional mental health and juvenile justice released by the University of Michigan and the Mental Health Association in Michigan in 2010 and 2015. Analyze and react as appropriate to the work and reports of the state’s Mental Health & Wellness Commission and the Governor’s Diversion Council. Stimulate broader stakeholder participation opportunities regarding the latter entity. Conduct follow-up monitoring and analysis to assure appropriate implementation of Public Act 452 of 2014, requiring state policy […]

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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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Principles for Project to Integrate Health Care in Michigan for Those Dually Enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid

Principles for Project to Integrate Health Care in Michigan for Those Dually Enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare Mental Health Association in Michigan – January, 2012   1. The administration should engage in comprehensive dialogue with the Legislature and health care stakeholders about respective fee-for-service and capitated managed care funding models for the project before any final decision about what is best for Michigan. 2. DCH has stated that all dual-eligible individuals will be automatically enrolled in the project and then have the opportunity to “opt-out.” It would be more consumer-friendly if individuals had the opportunity of choosing whether to “opt-in.” […]

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