Behavioral Health Integrated Care (BHIC) Health Home — A Pilot Program for Individuals with Chronic Conditions
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:
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.
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.
Last Revised: December 17, 2013