The State of Kansas is proud to announce that Health Homes for people with serious mental illnesses launched on July 1 with the enrollment of participants. Enrollment for people with chronic conditions will be launched at a later date, in order to allow additional time for the provider network to expand and ensure access for members.
We will continue working towards network adequacy and re-evaluate after January 1.
Approaches to Health Homes:
There are three distinct types of health home providers that can provide health home services:
- A designated provider: May be a physician, clinical/group practice, rural health clinic, community health center, community mental health center, home health agency, pediatrician, OB/GYN, other.
- A team of health professionals: May include a physician, nurse care coordinator, nutritionist, social worker, behavioral health professional (including mental health or substance use disorder providers), and can be free standing, virtual, hospital‐based, community mental health centers, etc.
- A health team: Must include medical specialists, nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, dieticians, social workers, behavioral health providers, chiropractors, licensed complementary and alternative medicine practitioners and physicians’ assistants
Each state chooses among these three options. Kansas has decided to use a team of health professionals (option 2) for health homes.
Due to time constraints and important issues related to implementing Health Homes, we will be unable to accommodate additional requests for presentations in the coming months. If you have questions or would like to learn more about Health Homes you may contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-296-3981.