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Training Objectives. Authority and Requirements for Medicaid State Plan Missouri Medicaid State Plan through MO HealthNet Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Healthy Children and Youth (EPSDT in Missouri)

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Training objectives

Training Objectives

  • Authority and Requirements for Medicaid State Plan

  • Missouri Medicaid State Plan through MO HealthNet

  • Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT)

    • Healthy Children and Youth (EPSDT in Missouri)

  • State Plan services offered through Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Senior and Disability Services

  • State Plan Behavioral Health Services

  • MO HealthNet State Plan Durable Medical Equipment

  • Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

  • Five Medicaid waivers operated through MO Department of Health and Senior Services

  • Managed Care in Missouri

  • Health Homes


Missouri medicaid state plan

Missouri Medicaid State Plan

  • State plan services under the authority of Title XIX Social Security Act

  • Federal and state entitlement program

  • Through Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

  • Administered in Missouri by MO HealthNet (Missouri Medicaid authority)


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Missouri Medicaid State Plan

  • States must meet certain service requirements:

    • Services

      • Shall be similarly offered in all parts of a state – “statewideness”

      • Provided to all eligible groups must be equal and comparable in scope, intensity, and duration

      • Not have Limitations that discriminate among Medicaid recipients based on medical condition or diagnosis


Missouri department of social services dss programs divisions

Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS)Programs Divisions


Missouri department of social services dss medicaid state plan

Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS)Medicaid State Plan


Missouri medicaid state plan2

Missouri Medicaid State Plan

  • Missouri Department of Social Services, MO HealthNet Division (MHD)

    • www.dss.mo.gov/mhd/

  • Medical Services through MO HealthNet

    • State plan offers medical services and items to persons who meet certain eligibility requirements as determined by Missouri Department of Social Services, Family Support Division (FSD)

      • http://www.dss.mo.gov/fsd/msmed.htm

      • Extensive services covered, such as inpatient and outpatient hospital services, physician, nursing, x-ray and laboratory, ambulance


Mo healthnet provider search

MO HealthNet Provider Search


Mo healthnet state plan and dd waiver services

MO HealthNet State Plan and DD Waiver Services

CMS requires that any services available in MO HealthNet State Plan that can meet the individual’s assessed need(s), shall first be accessed and exhausted prior to providing MO Division of DD waiver services


Mo healthnet state plan and 1915 c waiver services

MO HealthNet State Plan and 1915 ( c ) Waiver Services

  • CMS Instructions, Technical Guide and Review Criteria for 1915 ( c ) Waivers:

    • Waiver services shall not duplicate state plan services

      However, 1915 ( c ) waiver services may:

    • Supplement state plan services – surpassing amount, intensity and/or duration (“extended state plan” service)

    • Complement state plan services – waiver services not covered under state plan

  • There are ten 1915 ( c )Waivers in Missouri

    • Five MO Division of DD Waivers

    • Five MO Department of Health and Senior Services Waivers


State plan and waiver services through missouri department of health and senior services dhss

State Plan and Waiver Services Through Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS)


Early and periodic screening diagnosis and treatment epsdt

Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT)

  • Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) available for persons under age 21 who are MO HealthNet eligible

  • Expanded services to benefit the child under SSA 1905 (r) of the Social Security Act - authority to “diagnose, treat, or ameliorate” areas identified through screening

  • Needs determined by medical necessity

  • In Missouri, EPSDT is called “Healthy Children and Youth Program” (HCY)


Healthy children and youth hcy services authorized by bureau for special health care needs bshcn

Healthy Children and Youth (HCY) Services Authorized by Bureau for Special Health Care Needs (BSHCN)

  • BSCHN within the DHSS Division of Community and Public Health, Section for Healthy Families and Youth

  • Specific services in HCY are prior authorized by DHSS Bureau for Special Health Care Needs (BSHCN) for children with Fee-for-Service MO HealthNet coverage:

    • Private Duty Nursing

    • Personal Care Aide

    • Advanced Personal Care Aide

    • Skilled Nursing Visits

    • Authorized Registered Nurse Visits

    • Administrative Case Management

  • BSHCN receives the referrals for these six services

    • The referral may come from the family, provider agency, physician or other state agency

  • Authorization of all services is based on medical necessity

  • All HCY services authorized through BSHCN requires a physician’s order


Bshcn contact information

BSHCN Contact Information

  • BSHCN link:

    • http://health.mo.gov/living/families/shcn/

  • If questions about BSHCN, contact Jefferson City office:

    • 800-451-0669

      • Can refer you to a BSHCN regional office based on where you reside in the state

  • BSHCN Regional Offices Contact Information:

    • http://health.mo.gov//living/families/shcn/pdf/SHCNRegionMap.pdf


Epsdt and dd waiver services

EPSDT and DD Waiver Services

  • If service available to child under state plan or expanded EPSDT, it may not be covered through the waiver for the child

  • There are services which can be distinctly provided in a waiver that serves children, such as respite, and not duplicate what is in EPSDT

  • In a waiver that serves just children (e.g., MOCDD), similar services in EPSDT cannot be furnished in the waiver (e.g., OT, PT, ST)

  • If a waiver covers both children and adults, any waiver services that could be furnished in accordance with 1915 ( r ) of SSA shall be limited to adults because comparable services are available for children under EPSDT


Basic personal care agency model state plan

Basic Personal Care-Agency Model (State Plan)

  • Authorized through Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Division of Senior and Disability Services (DSDS)

  • Medically oriented services provided to assist with activities of daily living

  • Personal care services are provided in accordance with a service plan approved by the state or ordered by a physician

  • Person assessed to have “impairments and unmet needs”, where if it were not for Personal Care services the person would need hospital or long-term care facility services

  • Reasonable and necessary and with the intent to sustain or improve the person’s functional capacity

    • Meet individual physical needs – not for purposes of general housekeeping


  • Basic personal care agency model state plan1

    Basic Personal Care-Agency Model (State Plan)

    • Services provided in the person’s home

    • Provided by a qualified individual who is not a family member or member of household

    • Basic Personal Care

      • Examples of reimbursable tasks

    • May include Advanced Personal Care Services

      • Examples include use of a lift for transfer, assist with oral medications prepared by LPN, passive range of motion according to care plan

    • May include an authorized nurse visit(s)

    • Only DHSS or designee conducts assessments and determines a person’s eligibility for state plan personal care, type, amount, etc.

      • Division of DD Support Coordinator may refer persons to DHSS and document the determination made by DHSS


    Basic personal care agency model state plan2

    Basic Personal Care-Agency Model (State Plan)

    • Code of State Regulation

      • http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/current/13csr/13c70-91.pdf

    • Provider Manual-Section 13-Benefits and Limitations

      • http://manuals.momed.com/collections/collection_per/Personal_Care_Section13.pdf

    • DHSS DSDS Home and Community Based Manual

      • http://health.mo.gov/seniors/hcbs/hcbsmanual/index.php

        • Click on Basic Personal Care-Agency Model (State Plan)


    State plan personal care referral and authorization

    State Plan Personal Care Referral and Authorization

    Referral and authorization

    • Process differs for individuals up to age 21

      • Provider or BSHCN may receive a referral from family, physician, hospital, other state agency, etc.

      • Provider requests approval through BSHCN

    • For individuals age 21 and older

      • DHSS Case Manager initially receives referral, conducts assessment for Personal Care service eligibility, and notifies provider of authorization


    Basic personal care agency model state plan and division of dd waiver services

    Basic Personal Care-Agency Model (State Plan) and Division of DD Waiver Services

    • DD waiver Personal Assistant may be authorized when:

      • The person’s need is outside the State Plan Personal Care limits

        • Example: Limits on number of Personal Care units are reached and/or more assistance with ADLs and/or IADL’s is needed

      • Individual requires Personal Assistant outside of their residence.

        • Caregivers under State Plan Personal Care – Agency Model cannot accompany the person outside of the home

      • Person has behavioral or medical needs, and they require a more highly trained personal assistant than is available under state plan (requires documentation in the Individual Support Plan to validate need for behavioral/medical service through Division of DD)

      • When the personal assistant worker is related to the participant

        • Caregivers under State Plan Personal Care-Agency Model cannot hire family members to provide Personal Care


    Personal care consumer directed model state plan cds

    Personal Care-Consumer Directed Model (State Plan)(CDS)

    • A person with a physical disability can hire, train, supervise, and direct persons to provide their state plan personal care

    • DHSS determines person’s eligibility for CDS

    • Eligibility Criteria:

      • At least age 18

      • Physical disability

      • Be able to self-direct their own care

      • MO HealthNet eligibility

      • Meet Nursing Facility Level of Care


    Personal care consumer directed model state plan cds1

    Personal Care-Consumer Directed Model (State Plan)(CDS)

    • Person exercises individual choice when choosing who provides personal care

    • A family member may be hired to be a personal care support through CDS, but cannot be the participant’s spouse or legally responsible relative

    • Person self-directing is the Employer of Record

      • CDS participant selects an HCBS provider, enrolled with MO HealthNet as a CDS provider. Payment is sent to HCBS provider to process employee payroll on behalf of the participant (Employer of Record)

    • Types of Personal Care CDS tasks included but not limited to assistance with self-care, passive range of motion, mobility/transfer, turning/positioning


    Personal care consumer directed model state plan cds2

    Personal Care-Consumer Directed Model (State Plan)(CDS)

    • Code of State Regulation for CDS

      • http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/current/19csr/19c15-8.pdf

    • DHSS DSDS Home and Community Based Manual

      • http://health.mo.gov/seniors/hcbs/hcbsmanual/index.php

        • Click on Personal Care-Consumer Directed Model (State Plan)


    Personal care consumer directed model state plan and division of dd self directed services

    Personal Care-Consumer Directed Model (State Plan)and Division of DD Self-Directed Services

    If a person is enrolled with Personal Care Consumer-Directed Model (State Plan), they cannot receive self-directed services through the Division of DD


    State plan personal care and dd waiver services

    State Plan Personal Care and DD Waiver Services

    • When a person’s need for personal assistance is strictly related to ADL’s and can be met through State Plan Personal Care program, the person will not be eligible for Division of DD waiver Personal Assistant service in accordance with requirement that state plan services must first be exhausted before waiver services can be provided

    • State Plan Personal Care cannot be provided for anyone who is authorized to receive DD waiver Group Home or ISL Service

    • Persons authorized Division of DD Host Home/Companion services are not eligible for State Plan Personal Care


    Dhss division of senior and disability services home and community based services manual

    DHSS, Division of Senior and Disability Services Home and Community Based Services Manual

    • For further information about and how to access DHSS Division of Senior and Disability (DSDS) services

      • http://health.mo.gov/seniors/hcbs

        • Referrals for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) can be called in to DSDS by phone at 866-835-3505

        • DSDS HCBS Regional Evaluation Teams contact information is also in this link-to call for assistance with referrals

        • Also provides information for entities that are interested in becoming service providers


    Dd waiver providers and dhss home and community based service providers

    DD Waiver Providers and DHSS Home and Community Based Service providers

    • Division of DD waiver providers may wish to enroll with MO HealthNet as providers of Home and Community Based Services authorized through DHSS

    • Advantage:

      • Can better ensure consistency in services for participants receiving both State Plan Personal Care-Agency Model and Personal Assistant through the Division of DD Waiver


    Dhss home and community based service providers

    DHSS Home and Community Based Service providers

    • Providers of State Plan Personal Care and other Home and Community Based services authorized through the Department of Health and Senior Services are required to enroll with Missouri Medicaid Audit and Compliance MO HealthNet Enrollment

    • http://mmac.mo.gov/


    Home and community based provider requirements

    Home and Community Based Provider Requirements

    • http://mmac.mo.gov/providers/provider-enrollment/home-and-community-based-services/

    • http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/current/19csr/19c15-7.pdf


    Mo healthnet behavioral health services

    MO HealthNet Behavioral Health Services

    • Medically necessary mental health services for MO HealthNet eligible persons

    • Services include but are not limited to:

      • Diagnostic assessment

      • Psychological testing

      • Individual Therapy

      • Family Therapy

      • Group Therapy


    Mo healthnet behavioral health services1

    MO HealthNet Behavioral Health Services

    • MO HealthNet Behavioral Health services be may included in the school based services program for public schools

      • Only services identified in the Individualized Education Plan will be reimbursable

    • Link to Behavioral Health Services Manual:

      • http://manuals.momed.com/collections/collection_psy/Behavioral_Health_Services_Section13.pdf

    • For Behavioral Health Services Questions – Contact Provider Education at 573-751-6683


    Mo healthnet durable medical equipment dme

    MO HealthNet Durable Medical Equipment (DME)

    • MO HealthNet State Plan covers a wide variety of medical equipment and supplies for both children and adults

    • Services must be provided by a MO HealthNet enrolled DME provider

    • Some items require prior authorization

    • Some items require pre-certification; a real time authorization process initiated by a physician utilizing an on-line tool called CyberAccessSM

    • Although Division of DD Support Coordinators cannot pre-certify or pre-authorize DME, they can help facilitate these processes


    Durable medical equipment resources

    Durable Medical Equipment Resources

    • Before requesting any type of medical equipment or supplies through any Division of DD waiver, the Support Coordinator should check for potential coverage through MO HealthNet State plan by reviewing the DME provider manual

      • http://207.15.48.5/collections/collection_dme/Durable_Medical_Equipment_Section13.pdf

      • http://manuals.momed.com/collections/collection_dme/Durable_Medical_Equipment_Section19.pdf


    Dme for children through age 20

    DME for Children Through Age 20

    • Examples include but are not limited to:

      • Incontinence supplies

      • Bath and shower chairs

      • Pediatric hospital beds

      • Nutrition

        • Enteral feeding supplies

        • Nasogastric tubing

        • Metabolic formula


    Dme for children and adults

    DME for Children and Adults

    • Examples include but are not limited to:

      • Augmentative communication devices

      • Canes and crutches

      • Commodes, bed pans, urinals

      • Supplies for decubitus care

      • Diabetic shoes and inserts

      • Hospital beds

      • Orthotics and repairs

      • Ostomy supplies


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    DME for Children and Adults

    • Patient trapeze lifts

    • Hydraulic patient lifts

    • Prosthetics and repairs

    • Walkers

    • Wheelchairs, including manual, power chairs, scooters and accessories

    • NOTE: Vehicle modifications such as wheel chair lifts are not covered by state plan, and may be covered through the Division of DD waivers


    Incontinence supplies for adults

    Incontinence Supplies for Adults

    • MO HealthNet may cover incontinence supplies, when medically necessary, for adults NOT participating in a DD waiver

    • Adults enrolled in any Division of DD waiver requiring incontinence supplies will have this need met through their waiver

    • The need for incontinence supplies alone does not justify enrollment in a Division of DD waiver


    Dme contact information

    DME Contact Information

    • Individuals and families contact Participant services at 800-392-2161

    • Regional Offices and providers contact Provider Communications Unit at 573-751-2896 for general program information


    Non emergency medical transportation nemt

    Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)

    • NEMT used for MO HealthNet-eligible persons or persons in a MO HealthNet managed care plan who do not have access to free appropriate transportation to and from MO HealthNet covered services

      • Person in a MO HealthNet managed care plan gets NEMT from the health plan

    • NEMT provides for arrangement of transportation and ancillary services

      • Ancillary services: If away from home overnight, NEMT may assist with meals and lodging

    • http://dss.mo.gov/mhd/participants/pages/medtrans.htm


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    Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)

    • NEMT may use public transportation and other sources such as bus tokens, vans, taxis

    • If person has their own car, or if a friend or neighbor provides transportation – may be able to get help with gasoline costs

    • NEMT are for services near where person lives; if provider far away, may need approval from physician


    How is nemt accessed

    How is NEMT Accessed?

    • For regular appointments:

      • Must arrange NEMT at least 5 days before health care appointment

      • Call 866-269-5927, M-F, 8-5 p.m.

    • For “urgent care appointments” NEMT may be arranged sooner if a medical problem comes up and physician says person can be seen

      • Call 866-269-5927, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

    • If an emergency, dial 911 or local emergency phone number


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    How is NEMT Accessed?

    • Charge is $2 for each NEMT trip

    • NEMT cannot be denied if one cannot pay $2

    • No $2 charge if person:

      • Is under age 19

      • Pregnancy

      • Is blind

      • Lives in a nursing home

      • Uses public transportation, bus tokens, or if receives help to pay for gasoline


    Nemt will not provide a mo healthnet participant a ride to these services

    NEMT Will Not Provide a MO HealthNet Participant a Ride to These Services

    • Pharmacy

    • Certain DME Services

    • Services provided in the individual’s home such as personal care

    • Adult Day Health Care services

    • DD Waiver Services

    • Some Comprehensive Substance Treatment Abuse and Rehabilitation (CSTAR) services

    • Some Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation (CPR) services


    Mo healthnet exceptions process

    MO HealthNet Exceptions Process

    • MHD may authorize payment for an essential non-covered medical service or item

      • Reviewed on a case-by-case basis

      • Exceptions requests only accepted from authorized health care prescribers licensed as a physician or advanced practice nurse


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    MO HealthNet Exceptions Process

    • Exceptions Process:

      • http://207.15.48.5/collections/collection_rhp/General_Section20.pdf

  • Frequently Asked Questions:

    • http://www.dss.mo.gov/mhd/faq/pages/faqexcept.htm

  • Participant contact for Exceptions Process: Participant Service Agent 800-392-2161


  • Medicaid waivers through mo dhss

    Medicaid Waivers Through MO DHSS

    • May be an option for persons with developmental disabilities if determined to most effectively meet their unique needs

    • Medically Fragile Adult Waiver

    • Aged and Disabled Waiver

    • Independent Living Waiver

    • Adult Day Care Waiver

    • AIDS Waiver


    Medically fragile adult waiver

    Medically Fragile Adult Waiver

    • Intended for persons served in the HCY Program who turn age 21 (hence, no longer eligible for HCY Program)

    • Operated through MO DHSS BSHCN

    • Services offered include:

      • Private Duty Nursing

      • Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies

      • Attendant Care Services

    • Requires prior authorization through DHSS BSHCN


    Aged and disabled waiver

    Aged and Disabled Waiver

    • Intended for MO HealthNet eligible persons aged 63 and older

    • Operated through DHSS DSDS

    • Meet Nursing Facility Level of Care

    • Services offered include:

      • Homemaker Services

      • Chore Services

      • Respite Care Services

      • Advanced Respite Care

      • Nurse Respite Care

      • Home Delivered Meals

      • Adult Day Care

    • All waiver services must be authorized by a DSDS prior to service delivery

    • DHSS DSDS Home and Community Based Manual

      • http://health.mo.gov/seniors/hcbs/hcbsmanual/index.php

        • Click on each of the services in the Aged and Disabled Waiver


    Independent living waiver

    Independent Living Waiver

    • Intended for MO HealthNet eligible persons aged 18-64 years who have a physical disability (and possibly a cognitive disability)

      • Persons who have also have a cognitive impairment must have had the onset on or after age 22

    • Persons who turn age 65 while enrolled in this waiver may stay on the waiver

    • Operated through MO DHSS DSDS

    • Services include:

      • Consumer-directed personal care

        • Persons must be able to self-direct their own care

        • ILW provides additional personal care when state plan limits associated with CDS are exhausted

      • Case Management

      • Environmental Accessibility Adaptations

      • Specialized Medical Equipment

      • Specialized Medical Supplies

    • DHSS DSDS Home and Community Based Manual

      • http://health.mo.gov/seniors/hcbs/hcbsmanual/index.php

        • Click on the Independent Living Waiver


    Adult day care waiver

    Adult Day Care Waiver

    • Intended for MO HealthNet eligible persons aged 18-63 years who meet Nursing Facility Level of Care

    • Operated through MO DHSS DSDS

    • Sole service is Adult Day Care

    • Effective 1/1/13

    • For persons over age 63, the Adult Day Care service has been added to the DHSS Aged and Disabled Waiver

    • Adult Day Care waiver service replaces MO state plan Adult Day Health Care service - which will end 6/30/13

    • DHSS DSDS Home and Community Based Manual

      • http://health.mo.gov/seniors/hcbs/hcbsmanual/index.php

        • Click on the Adult Day Care Waiver


    Dhss home and community based services and division of dd waivers

    DHSS Home and Community Based Services and Division of DD Waivers

    • A person can only be enrolled in one waiver at a given time

    • It is important for the Support Coordinator to determine if the person is receiving Home and Community Based services through State Plan and/or DHSS waivers


    Mo healthnet managed care

    MO HealthNet Managed Care

    • Participation in a Managed Care plan is mandatory for certain eligibility groups in some regions of the state

      • Participants who receive SSI, meet the SSI disability definition, or who receive adoption subsidy may choose to opt out of Managed Care and receive services on a Fee-for-Service basis

    • Website for Medicaid Eligibility codes in Managed Care

      • http://dss.mo.gov/mhd/mc/pages/population.htm

    • Managed Care plans are responsible for all acute, primary, rehabilitative, preventive care, and some mental health services for enrollees

    • Managed care services:

      • http://dss.mo.gov/mhd/mc/pdf/services.pdf


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    MO HealthNet Managed Care

    • When assisting someone who is enrolled with a Managed Care plan to access MO HealthNet State Plan services, Support Coordinators will need to contact the individual’s Managed Care plan

    • Website for Managed Care benefit information and health plan contact and program information

      • http://dss.mo.gov/mhd/mc/index.htm

    • Link to MO HealthNet “Puzzled by the Terminology?” document

      • http://dss.mo.gov/mhd/providers/pdf/puzzledterm.pdf

    • Managed Care plans are not responsible for Division of DD waivers


    Health home

    Health Home

    • Health Home is a new service added to MO HealthNet State Plan in 2012

    • Health homes provide chronic disease management to people with co-occurring chronic physical or mental health conditions

    • Health homes provide a Care Team of qualified health professionals to assist the participant to achieve and maintain better health and wellness


    Health homes are not

    Health Homes are NOT

    • Health homes are NOT a place of residence. People may live alone in a house or apartment, with family or others, or in a DD group home and still qualify for health home without having to move

    • Health Homes are NOT managed care. Health home participants are not restricted in their choice of medical and specialty providers, including DD waiver providers


    Health homes continued

    Health Homes, continued

    • Health homes DO NOT duplicate or supplant support coordination provided by DD Regional Offices, SB 40 Boards, or any TCM provider

    • Health home care managers coordinate locally with other providers involved with a participant, including the TCM provider, the DD waiver provider, the physician, and other medical professionals


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    Health Homes, continued

    • Health homes have proven to have a positive impact on people’s health, through

      • Reducing unnecessary use of emergency rooms

      • Avoiding preventable hospital admissions

      • More appropriate prescriptions – reduction of prescriptions for off-label use, and reducing the incidence of drug-to-drug interactions

      • Reducing preventable surgeries


    Health homes continued2

    Health Homes, continued

    • Participants in health homes must have two pre-existing medical conditions or Diabetes alone to be eligible for the health home services


    Health homes continued3

    Health Homes, continued

    • Missouri has two health home programs

    • Behavior health homes serve people with serious mental illness and/or substance abuse and other co-occurring conditions

    • Behavioral Health home services are provided by community mental health centers

    • Primary Care health homes serve people with certain physical health conditions

    • Primary Care health homes include several federally qualified health centers and other medical systems meeting health home provider criteria


    Health homes continued4

    Health Homes, continued

    What chronic conditions qualify?

    • Serious Mental Health Condition

    • Asthma

    • Substance Abuse Disorders

    • Diabetes

    • Cardiovascular Disease – including hypertension

    • Overweight (BMI>25)

    • Developmental Disabilities

    • Smoking or Diabetes*

      *qualifies a person for being at risk of having a second chronic condition


    Health homes

    Health Homes

    • For more information about health homes, please visit this website:

    • http://dmh.mo.gov/about/chiefclinicalofficer/healthcarehome.htm


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