Welcome to The Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas
We exist to empower and assist youth, families and adults in South Central Kansas to achieve optimal mental health and wellness through education, advocacy, and service. With your help we can make a difference. Our website provides ways for you to learn about our agency and how to get involved. Thanks for visiting. Your support is appreciated.
MHA Becomes Health Home Partner
Bethany Lippe on 08/01/2014
MHA is a contracting partner with the three managed care companies—Sunflower, Optum, and Amerigroup—to provide health home services to persons with serious mental illness. Health home services follow a care management model in which all of the professionals involved in a member’s care communicate with one another so that the client’s medical, behavioral, and social service needs are addressed in a comprehensive manner. The goal of the services is to improve care and health outcomes, lower Medicaid costs and reduce preventable hospitalizations and emergency room visits. The coordination of a client’s care is done through a dedicated care manager who oversees and coordinates access to all of the services a member requires in order to facilitate better health. Health Home services started August 1.
This statewide initiative is a promising new way of managing health care that could profoundly affect the overall care and health of those enrolled. MHA is delighted to have been selected as a partner.