Health Homes have been designed to coordinate care for chronically ill, high-risk clients (particularly those with a serious mental illness, or a mental illness and another chronic condition).
The goal behind Health Homes is to reduce hospitalizations and ER visits for those clients who most frequently use these services, and thereby reduce costs to the system by improving the care coordination of these high-needs individuals. Health Homes are established as multi-organizational entities. Clients are assigned by the State and the services are paid for by Medicaid. With the TREAT EHR, all those who participate in the care of a client, from their case manager, to their psychiatrist, social worker, parole officer, housing support worker, primary care physician, etc., are kept up to date on the care the client is receiving from various care providers.
Types of providers in this group includes a whole variety of providers. The standard Case Managers and Care Coordinators/Navigators are not usually licensed providers.