Care Coordination is designed to reduce and/or prevent the unnecessary use of emergency rooms, hospitalizations and re-admissions by our target population. Our model mirrors the core elements of integrated behavioral health care services. This includes patient-centered care that is enhanced by providing comprehensive access to treatment through a system of screening, diagnosis, service delivery, and monitoring improvements.
Care Coordination is a new way of coordinating services that is designed to be an informational sharing system. As the hub for the brokering and the management of information, Care Coordination will make available to every practitioner working with our care coordinators timely information about their patients. This is especially beneficial for individuals who receive services by multiple providers or have had an admission within the previous 12 months, and/or require long-term care to achieve stabilization in a current disjointed and fragmented system of care.
Neighborhood Stabilization Project
The Proviso Township Mental Health Commission was awarded $2.5 million to stabilize neighborhoods in Proviso Township that were most affected by the foreclosure crisis while creating asset-building opportunities for special needs and low-income families in Proviso Township. The project has combined financial counseling for homebuyers and families facing foreclosure with rehabilitated affordable homes.
To date, we have six single family homes and two 2-flats, five of which are under contract. The total yearly real estate taxes for these five homes will be over $20,000 in tax revenue. All of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program work has been done using local contractors and suppliers.
The Proviso Township Mental Health Commission (PTMHC) is working with the State of Illinois Department of Health and Family Services (HFS) to receive matching funds for Medicaid services. Through this initiative PTMHC support services in Proviso Township that are Medicaid-eligible and bills them to HFS. The Department of Health and Family Services then reimburses PTHMC a portion of the funds.
Since inception the PTMHC has received matching funds from the state that funded the development of a new database that helps us track the changing health care environment in Proviso Township. Currently, the PTMHC is assisting other 708 Boards across the state of Illinois to help them get Medicaid certified and generate their own Medicaid billings while paying the PTMHC a user fee.
This program is a monitoring system made available to families with senior adults who experience memory loss and/or children with developmental disabilities who suffer from some form of cognitive impairment.
This program is a pilot project and is currently available in two villages. The program provides families with a tracking unit that is placed securely on an individual's wrist or ankle. If that person goes missing or wanders away from the home, families can notify the local police department who will activate the unit to identify the person's current location.
For any questions regarding the above projects, please contact the Proviso Township Mental Health Commission at 708-449-5508.