LANSING, Michigan — The state Department of Health announced it is expanding a program that addresses opioid abuse in Michigan.
According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), the Opioid Health Home (OHH) initiative provides intensive care management and other services to Medicaid recipients who are diagnosed with opioid use disorder (OUD).
We’re told this program will be available in more counties throughout the state, including Barrie, Berrien, Branch, Cass, St. Joseph and Van Buren.
“The expansion of this program will help address the complexity of physical and behavioral health conditions in Michigan and improve access to essential services for Michigan residents,” says Director Elizabeth Hertel. “For enrolled beneficiaries, comprehensive care will be managed through the program to make it easier for recipients to navigate services.”
According to MDHHS, the expansion was approved by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, adding thousands more eligible Medicaid recipients to the program’s services.
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