CHAP is an evidence-based model that improves the quality of medical care and health outcomes for children with Medicaid while reducing the cost of care. With wide ranging value for low-income, at-risk children, the Michigan Children's Health Access Program transforms medical care delivery to Michigan’s families, improving efficiencies at the provider level and reducing costs at the system level.

 

What's New in MI-CHAP

 

What does CHAP do?

For providers CHAP provides crucial technical assistance to improve the high-quality, comprehensive services Patient Centered Medical Homes provide. Through this partnership, MI-CHAP enables PCMHs to create more innovative solutions to critical children’s health issues and learn and share best practices. Overall, by providing primary care practices with support and access to community resources, practice efficiencies can be greatly improved.

For providers

CHAP provides crucial technical assistance to improve the high-quality, comprehensive services Patient Centered Medical Homes provide. Through this partnership, MI-CHAP enables PCMHs to create more innovative solutions to critical children’s health issues and learn and share best practices. Overall, by providing primary care practices with support and access to community resources, practice efficiencies can be greatly improved.

For Families CHAP helps to: Connect children with a medical home See children in the privacy of their home Link families to community resources Assist with counseling services Help with transportation needs Offer interpretation service

For Families

CHAP helps to:

Connect children with a medical home
See children in the privacy of their home
Link families to community resources
Assist with counseling services
Help with transportation needs
Offer interpretation service

For Systems Peterson, Peterson, Armon, and Todd (2011) found that if hospitalization rates for children on Medicaid was the same as those with private insurance, the estimated savings for one year would be $300 - $400 million. Based on these results, by expanding the CHAP model statewide, MI-CHAP aims to demonstrate that by reallocating resources to focus on prevention and early intervention, the result will be improved health outcomes, higher quality of care and reduced healthcare costs for Michigan’s children.  

For Systems

Peterson, Peterson, Armon, and Todd (2011) found that if hospitalization rates for children on Medicaid was the same as those with private insurance, the estimated savings for one year would be $300 - $400 million. Based on these results, by expanding the CHAP model statewide, MI-CHAP aims to demonstrate that by reallocating resources to focus on prevention and early intervention, the result will be improved health outcomes, higher quality of care and reduced healthcare costs for Michigan’s children.

 

 
 

Connecting families to the care they need.

CHAP connects families with medical homes in their communities. Unlike Emergency Rooms or walk-in clinics, a medical home is a doctor’s office or community clinic that serves as a home base to provide the wellness care children need. By connecting Michigan’s families to these medical homes, CHAP ensures our children are healthy and stay healthy.

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