The Policy Ecology of Behavioral Health Homes: Case Study of Maryland’s Medicaid Health Home Program

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Abstract

Behavioral health homes, shown to improve receipt of evidence-based medical services among people with serious mental illness in randomized clinical trials, have had limited results in real-world settings; nonetheless, these programs are spreading rapidly. To date, no studies have considered what set of policies is needed to support effective implementation of these programs. As a first step toward identifying an optimal set of policies to support behavioral health home implementation, we use the policy ecology framework to map the policies surrounding Maryland’s Medicaid behavioral health home program. Results suggest that existing policies fail to address important implementation barriers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-72
Number of pages13
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • Behavioral health home
  • Healthcare policy
  • Integrated care
  • Serious mental illness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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