CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Medical Services launched the Health Homes initiative for behavioral health on July 1, 2014 and is currently accepting eligible Medicaid members.
The Health Homes initiative is designed to assist Medicaid members with behavioral health diagnoses live healthier and happier lives.
In a Health Home, a team of professionals coordinates to provide members with healthcare assistance, helping members manage medical conditions and medications, remember doctor appointments and understand medical tests and results. Teams will also work with doctors, counselors and specialists to support recovery and prevent other illnesses or complications.
Eight providers have been approved by the Bureau for Medical Services to serve as Health Homes for behavioral health. Those providers are Cabin Creek Health Systems, FMRS Health Systems, Marshall Health, Prestera Center for Mental Health, Process Strategies, Southern Highlands, WV Health Right, and WomenCare, Inc.
Health Homes are available in six counties. The counties were selected because of the high rates of individuals who are already being treated for behavioral disorders. Those counties are Cabell, Kanawha, Mercer, Putnam, Raleigh, and Wayne.
Eligible Medicaid members seeking additional information may call 1-800-461-0655.
Penney A. Hall ■ Communications Manager ■ Bureau for Medical Services ■ (304) 356-4872 ■ Penney.A.Hall@WV.Gov