Newsletter June 2021

Behavioral Health - Telehealth

Amanda Ittner, MBA
Deputy Director

Welcome to MSHN’s New Team Member
MSHN is pleased to announce that Sheryl Kletke will fill the vacant Executive Assistant position. Sheryl
comes to us with over 20 years of experience from Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton
and Ingham and begins her employment with MSHN on June 7, 2021.
Please join us in welcoming the newest member to the MSHN team!
Mid-State Health Network is still looking for qualified candidates to fill the Office Assistant Position. Job
Descriptions are located on MSHN’s website. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to
amanda.ittner@midstatehealthnetwork.org.


Complex Care Management Proposal Ready for MDHHS
Over the last few weeks, the final version of the PIHP proposal to provide complex care management for
the unenrolled has been presented and supported by the Community Mental Health Association of
Michigan with the intent to present to MDHHS Director Elizabeth Hertel in June. But if you are wondering,
how many Medicaid individuals chose to not participate in a Medicaid Health Plan for physical health
reside in Michigan? Well, see the chart for Fiscal Year 2019 enrollment numbers as provided by
MDHHS’s data tool from Milliman called the Drive Tool in the full report using the link below.

Our region is supportive of efforts to increase care coordination and integrated services for the Medicaid
and Healthy Michigan population of which, about 30% of enrollees have opted out of a Medicaid Health
Plan in the MSHN region. MSHN intends to work with the CMHSPs to engage and activate people, their
providers, and natural supports to better understand and manage their health and wellness including nonmedical
social determinants, drivers of poor health, and avoidable spending. The benefits of the proposal
will provide for complex care management of individuals who currently don’t have a benefits manager
through their physical health provider and/or care management by MDHHS as part of their Fee for
Service program. With the PIHPs providing plan level development and oversight with coordination at the
service delivery, the outcomes will result in reduced emergency department use, reduced hospital and
reduced inpatient stays, increased preventive care services, and increased coordination with primary
care physician. This has proved evident in the resulted performance and outcomes measures monitoring
in the MSHN region on the individuals currently receiving complex care management.

For additional information, please contact Amanda at Amanda.ittner@midstatehealthnetwork.org.

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