Implementing Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP) Meets HHS Criteria

Implementation last updated: 2019

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Estimated costs of implementation

Average cost per family

MIHP is a pay-per-visit, Medicaid-reimbursed model. Provider agencies are paid through fee-for-service Medicaid or through the client’s Medicaid Health Plan for each completed visit. Agencies do not receive administrative cost reimbursement. If a provider agency enrolls a Medicaid-eligible family and the family either chooses to not apply for benefits or is denied, then the agency does not receive reimbursement for services rendered and must absorb the cost if it continues to provide services.

Based on a 2010 study, the average cost of providing prenatal MIHP services was $518 per family, with an average of five prenatal visits to mothers. The figure does not include the administrative costs associated with operating the program. No information is available on the costs included in the figure.

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Labor costs

No information is available on the costs associated with staffing for the program.
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Purchase of model or operating license

There is no cost to purchase the MIHP model and there is no license or annual fee.
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Cost of materials and forms

Providers must print their own forms from the MIHP website. When additional resources become available, MDHHS distributes them to MIHP providers at no cost.
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Cost of training and technical assistance

There is no charge to local providers for MIHP online training or technical assistance. For some in-person trainings, provider agencies are charged a nominal fee to cover venue cost.
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Infrastructure costs

No information is available on costs for data systems and other technology requirements.
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Recruitment and retention costs

No information is available on costs of recruiting and retaining families.
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Implementation notes

The information contained on this page was last updated in August 2019. Recommended Further Reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by the MDHHS MIHP staff on April 15, 2019. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.

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