Episode 102 - Bruce Nisbet, LMSW: Health Homes: A Virtual Home of Care Coordination for Medicaid Enrollees with Chronic Conditions

Tuesday, September 04, 2012, 8:09:59 AM

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In this episode, Bruce Nisbet discusses Spectrum Human Services' involvement with Health Homes, a Medicaid health program providing integrated and coordinated services to people in the community who have serious and persistent mental illness or two or more physical health conditions. Mr. Nisbet discusses the inception of the program, services offered, the program's relevance, and implications for social work practice and education.

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Average Rating: 5stars  shared recovery framework, Saturday, February 02, 2013

By Katie Kell :

This podcast is extremely informative for those working with people who have SMI. With the Affordable Care Act, patients can now receive preventative care as opposed to most going to the ER and the hospital for emergencies. With this lack of "crisis driven" care, a patient's wellness can drastically improve. This shift of focus towards the consumer and the coordination electronically between a network of physicians can create a care plan that is readily accessible and provides the best plan of action for the consumer. This person centered approach also offers housing and social services that values strength and the empowerment of the individual. The relevance of this program offers hope and support to the consumer and will be welcomed by most providers because of its ability to lower costs by 30%. I believe that too often, those with SMI are treated just for their mental illness. I believe that too often physical diseases are being overlooked and that the person as a whole needs to be considered. Dr. Nisbet offers a solution to this problem with his shared decision making between a network of doctors. Shared decision making between clients and practitioners can lead to empowerment for our clients and the process of collaboration can be seen in learning about Spectrum Human Services.

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