About Us

On January 1, 2014 Mid-State Health Network (MSHN) became the new Medicaid Managed Care Organization for a portion of Michigan’s behavioral health services. MSHN and its provider network are responsible for maintaining an adequate service delivery system for persons with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness, Serious Emotional Disturbances, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Use Disorders.

MSHN, resulting from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) directive to consolidate the State’s Medicaid Behavioral Health Plans from 18 to 10 by creating a “Regional Entity,” is organized under Section 1204b of the Michigan Mental Health Code. MSHN is organized to serve twenty-one (21) counties through contracts with twelve (12) Community Mental Health (CMH) Programs and mutliple Substance Use Disorder Providers.

MSHN administers approximately $550 million in Federal/State funds with a limited number of directly employed staff and through contractual arrangements that delegate authority to manage the benefit for enrollees throughout the region.  This model ensures maximum dollars are being utilized at the service level by maintaining the least amount of administrative cost.