Implementing Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP) Meets HHS Criteria

Implementation last updated: 2019

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Materials and forms to support implementation

Operations manuals

The MIHP Operations Guide, Medicaid Provider Manual, and MIHP Certification Tool address the model's policies and procedures. These materials are available on the MIHP website.
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Service delivery forms

Providers must complete a variety of forms related to maternal and infant health services. The forms are used to assess health risk, develop individualized plans of care, and document service delivery. The service delivery forms include consent forms, progress notes made on visits, forms on the rights and responsibilities of participants, notification and communication tools, discharge forms, contact logs, and case management charts. All forms are available on the MIHP website.
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Assessment tools

The home visitor uses risk assessment tools to help determine service needs for mothers and infants based on their level of risk (high, medium, or low). The maternal risk assessment tool is used to identify basic needs, health history, substance abuse, mental health, transportation needs, intent to breastfeed, and support systems. The infant risk assessment tool is used to identify health and safety, feeding and nutrition, family support, child care, and general growth and development.

The home visitor also administers the Ages & Stages Questionnaires-3 (ASQ-3) and the Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social/Emotional-2 (ASQ: SE-2) at specified points throughout infant service delivery.
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MIHP uses standardized plans of care to guide service delivery. The plans of care are available on the MIHP website.
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Available languages

MIHP materials are available in English, Spanish, and Arabic.
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Fidelity measurement

During the certification process, MIHP representatives assess the fidelity of a provider’s implementation. To become fully certified, prospective providers must undergo a three-year process that involves technical assistance visits from MIHP consultants and certification reviews to verify the provider is implementing the model properly.

No information is available on what occurs during the recertification process.

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Fidelity standards

Fidelity standards are outlined in the MIHP Certification Tool, available on the MIHP website. Each MIHP provider is evaluated on service delivery (for example, home visit dosage, completion of the risk assessment and development of a plan of care, and communications and coordination with the medical provider) as well as overall model compliance.

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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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