MIHP is a program that helps women take care of themselves and their babies.
MIHP is a program for women covered by Medicaid during pregnancy and up to 60 days after birth, and infants covered by Medicaid. MIHP provides social support, information, and care coordination services to promote healthy pregnancies, good birth outcomes, and healthy infant development.
MIHP programs are certified, monitored, and funded by the Michigan Department of Community Health and are intended to supplement regular prenatal and infant care by medical providers (doctors, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners and physician assistants).
How can MIHP assist me in providing the best possible care for my pregnant and infant Medicaid patients?
MIHP providers are multidisciplinary teams of qualified nurses, social workers, dietitians and infant mental health specialists (if available) who will:
- Conduct a comprehensive risk assessment across multiple domains, including health risks, smoking, alcohol use, drug use, stress, depression and mental health, social support, abuse/violence, basic needs, breastfeeding, infant development, and infant health and safety.
- Develop a care plan for your patient, based on your input and the risk assessment results.
- Communicate with you about your patient’s status.
- Follow-up with your patient through home or clinicvisits.
- Provide care coordination for your patient, includingreferrals to community services.
- Provide your patient with access to transportation to medical appointments, WIC, substance abuse treatment, childbirth and parenting education classes.
- Provide educational interventions for your patient.
MIHP services include:
- Social work, nutrition counseling, nursing services (including health education and nutrition education), and beneficiary advocacy services
- Psychosocial and nutritional assessment
- Plan of care development
- Professional intervention services
- Maternal and infant health and nutrition education
- Arranging transportation as needed for health care, substance abuse treatment, support services, and/or pregnancy-related appointments
- Referral to community services (e.g., mental health, substance abuse)
- Coordination with other medical care providers and Medicaid Health Plans (MHPs)
- Family Planning education and referral
- Coordinating or providing childbirth or parenting education classes
MIHP is designed to ensure that Michigan’s women and children receive the support they need to promote healthy pregnancies, good birth outcomes, and healthy infants.