The Michigan Medicaid Program is developing a formal policy to incorporate Community Health Worker (CHW) services as a fee-for-service recognized benefit to individuals with Medicaid coverage. Ensuring Medicaid beneficiaries have access to culturally responsive services is a key driver for acknowledging CHWs as a trusted connection within the existing service delivery model. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Behavioral and Physical Health and Aging Services Administration is engaging stakeholders with its efforts to ensure a diverse perspective is captured to inform and provide recommendations to MDHHS around defining CHW services, qualifications, supervision, and other required policy elements.
The MDHHS BPHASA has been conducting research on existing national models, connecting with other state Medicaid agencies, and gleaning strategies across a spectrum of stakeholders to broadly inform the approach to formalizing the role of CHWs within the Michigan Medicaid program. External stakeholders’ engagement will provide context to the current landscape, inform policy direction, and highlight potential barriers or unintended consequences associated with specific policy issues.
Join us for an interactive webinar on the Community Health Worker (CHW) policy and Medicaid incorporation development. The webinar will include drafted recommendations along with opportunities for external stakeholders to share their valuable feedback.
- January 13, 2023, from 10:00 to 11:00 am EST
- Click here to register or directly at https://somdhhs.adobeconnect.com/e162gkleznyd/event/registration.html
After completing the registration a confirmation email with a link to attend the webinar will be sent to the email address used during registration.
For questions or problems registering email ProviderOutreach@Michigan.gov.
For claims, provider enrollment, or CHAMPS-related questions, contact Provider Support at ProviderSupport@Michigan.gov or 1-800-292-2550.