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Behavioral Health Integrated Care (BHIC) Health Home

A Pilot Program for Individuals with Chronic Conditions

Program Information

Approximately one-third of the Medicaid population in Wisconsin is not enrolled in managed care. Within the non-managed care Medicaid population, the Department of Health Services has identified a population of approximately 17,000 individuals in the state on an annual basis with one or more mental health or substance abuse conditions who would likely benefit from participation in a Behavioral Health Integrated Care (BHIC) health home model.

The BHIC health home will focus on preventive services, wellness, and chronic and acute care for both behavioral and physical health needs. BHIC is being developed to achieve the following goals:

  • Improve the quality of health care for individuals eligible for BHIC.
  • Provide additional care coordination and care management resources for individuals eligible for BHIC.
  • Provide access to dental services for individuals eligible for BHIC.
  • Reduce costs over time compared to fee-for-service Medicaid.

The BHIC pilot program will initially target Langlade, Lincoln, and Marathon counties. It is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2014. DHS has identified a population of approximately 450 individuals who would likely benefit from the BHIC health home model in these counties. The BHIC program may expand to other parts of Wisconsin in the future.

For more information about integrated care delivery within Wisconsin Medicaid click here (PDF, 321KB).

For more information about integrated care delivery within Wisconsin Medicaid in Langlade, Lincoln and Marathon counties click here (PDF, 140KB).

BHIC Provider Application

DHS is currently seeking a provider to serve as the BHIC health home for individuals in Langlade, Lincoln, and Marathon counties.

View a copy of the application; Word Fillable, PDF Fillable (145KB).

Completed applications should be submitted to Jami Crespo by Friday, January 31, 2014. Email applications are preferred. Questions about the application should also be directed to Jami Crespo.

Jami Crespo
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Division of Health Care Access and Accountability
1 West Wilson Street, Room 350
PO Box 309
Madison, WI 53701-0309
608-267-9697
jami.crespo@wisconsin.gov

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Last Revised: March 27, 2014