CARE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Care management refers to a comprehensive suite of services and activities that help patients with chronic or complex conditions manage their health. Care management’s overarching goal is to improve patient health. To get there, the model also aims to improve care coordination, reduce hospital visits and boost patient engagement. Care management services can significantly support healthcare providers meet those goals.
Comprehensive care management demands a team effort. Physicians, clinicians, patients and their caregivers must all work together to help patients take control of their complex health needs.
CHILDREN'S CARE MANAGEMENT
BHSN’s Care Management Program consists of Health Home Care Management for Medicaid clients, as well as Non-Medicaid Care Coordination services. We work with youth between the ages of 5 and 21, who have a qualifying mental health diagnosis or other chronic condition that affects their daily functioning. Youth that are referred to our program typically struggle with things such as aggression, depression, anxiety, conduct issues, self-harming, etc.
ADULT CARE MANAGEMENT
Care Management facilitates access to and coordination of the full array of primary and acute physical and behavioral health services. Services are designed to help people manage chronic health conditions, improve health outcomes and reduce the use of avoidable inpatient and emergency room care. In order to qualify for services, an individual must be on the Health Home roster or referred for services and reviewed and accepted by the Single Point of Access Committee.
ASSISTED OUTPATIENT TREATMENT (AOT) SERVICES/MEDICATION GRANT PROGRAM
BHSN acts as the AOT Coordinator for Clinton County for court-ordered individuals needing community supervision. AOT/Intensive Case Management services are offered as a diversion from court-mandated services. The Medication Grant Program provides medication, at no charge, for individuals with a mental illness being discharged from the jail or hospital while their Medicaid application is pending.