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A New Strategy To Encourage Self-Care Shows Promise In Keeping Individuals With Behavioral Health Needs Out Of The Emergency Department

The Houston Methodist Hospital’s (HMH) Behavioral Health Transitional Care Program, a Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) 1115 Waiver program, is relying on the Coleman Model to address readmissions and emergency department (ED) visits by individuals with behavioral health needs transferring from an inpatient setting into the community. DSRIP waivers are a type of Section 1115 waiver from Medicaid that provides states with significant funding that can be used to support hospitals and other providers in changing how they provide …

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