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W.A.R. on Slavery: Human Trafficking Awareness

W.A.R. on Slavery: Human Trafficking Awareness

W.A.R. on Slavery: Human Trafficking Awareness

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Over 21.3 million known cases of labor or sex trafficking occur globally. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against his/her will. In 2016, cases in the United States rose 35.7 percent versus the previous year, resulting in an estimated $15.5 billion in illegal profits (National Human Trafficking Hotline). Through an innovative approach, MPHI has partnered with Avanoo, the learning management platform administrator; Education Specialist, Patti Hathaway, M.Ed., CSP; and survivor and educator, Ruth Rondon, to provide an online educational tool with continuing education for professionals and others to meet state-mandated requirements. This unique microlearning curriculum covers both sex and labor trafficking, research-based findings, and 20 victim stories. The platform fosters a community of practice for the healthcare industry and law enforcement to raise awareness and identification of victims, cultivate a shared learning and practice, further develop intervention methodologies and improved response. The W.A.R. on Slavery curriculum is designed to ending the abuse cycle for victims. See an introduction to a few of the content areas:

1. All I Knew Was Abuse
2. Becoming Trafficked
3. Escaping The Life How Freedom Came
4. Parents Prevention is Easier Than Intervention
5. Releasing Shame & Fear
6. The Voice That Was Never Heard
7. You Can’t Hear If You Don’t Listen

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Massachusetts TBI

Massachusetts TBI

Massachusetts TBI

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The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts contracted with MPHI to develop a web-based course on brain injury in adults. The course includes six modules: Traumatic Brain Injury 101, Screening and Resources, Mental Health, Psychopharmacology, Alcohol & Drug Use and Traumatic Brain Injury, and Homelessness. The application allows for a short quiz and evaluation and are administered at the end of the lesson to test knowledge and gather feedback. In addition, all modules are eligible for Continuing Education credits.

MPHI worked closely with the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission to design and build the web application. The goal was to make the content, including multi-media content, easily readable. The application is designed so that content and quiz questions are easily editable, which will allow for decreased maintenance costs in the future. MPHI and our partners worked together using an agile methodology, and the project was completed on-time and on-budget.

For more information, or to take the web-course, please visit https://www.elderswebcourse.org.

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Michigan Drug Assistance Program On-line Application (MIDAP)

Michigan Drug Assistance Program On-line Application (MIDAP)

Michigan Drug Assistance Program On-line Application (MIDAP)

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MPHI and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) launched the electronic application process for the Michigan Drug Assistance Program (MIDAP) in April 2017. This program assists with costs for HIV-specific related medicines and vaccines.

Individuals are eligible for the program when they provide:

  1. Documentation of HIV disease,
  2. Proof of residency in the state of Michigan,
  3. Proof of gross income, which cannot exceed 500% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL); FPL guidelines are in effect when MIDAP receives the completed application, and
  4. In some cases, you must have applied for public assistance (Medicaid and/or Adult Benefits Waiver program) with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) within the past 90 days and have a pending, denial, or spend-down status.

MPHI worked with MDHHS to design, build, and test the application.  Existing business processes were used, and some business processes were improved during the course of designing the application.  The application is integrated with the State of Michigan single sign-on process, and is hosted at the State of Michigan.  Different permission levels are built into the application to protect the privacy of the data.  MPHI and MDHHS continue to work collaboratively to support and enhance the application, and respond to feedback from users and applicants.

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Michigan Health IT

Michigan Health IT

Michigan Health IT

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The State of Michigan needed a public website to serve as the home of the Michigan Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. The site is a one-stop source for all Medicaid EHR Incentive Program information, including statistics, registration information, and pages directed at healthcare professionals, hospitals, payers & associations, and patients & families.

MPHI used the WordPress content management system, and worked with the client and partners to design and develop the website and present information in an easily accessible manner.

For more information, please visit, http://www.michiganhealthit.org.

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Michigan Childhood Lead Poisoning Surveillance System (MICLPS)

Michigan Childhood Lead Poisoning Surveillance System (MICLPS)

Michigan Childhood Lead Poisoning Surveillance System (MICLPS)

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MPHI and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) worked collaboratively to design and build Michigan Childhood Lead Poisoning Surveillance System (MICLPS), a web-based lab management application.  The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program receives blood lead lab results from hundreds of clinical laboratories and portable analyzers within the State of Michigan, as well as several national labs.  Some labs are sent in an HL7 format, which are then entered directly into the application, and other labs are sent electronically via a template, and imported into the MICLPS application manually by MDHHS staff.  Once the lab results are imported into MICLPS, each record undergoes validation to ensure that all pertinent lab data is present, and address verification to ensure the patient’s address data is accurate.  Once the lab result has been validated for accuracy, and marked as ‘Done’, the lab results of all levels are then reported out to the local health departments and other entities.  The full data set is also sent to the State Data Warehouse, and imported into CDC’s HHLPSS lab processing application.

The MICLPS application is integrated with the State of Michigan single sign-on process, and is hosted at the State of Michigan.  MPHI and MDHHS continue to work collaboratively to support and enhance the application.

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Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan Healthy Start Data Collection System

Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan Healthy Start Data Collection System

Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan Healthy Start Data Collection System

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MPHI designed, develops, and hosts a web-based data collection tool for the Healthy Start Project, funded by the Intertribal Council of Michigan.  The tool allows you to create a client, and then add different data collection forms to the client as they progress through the program.  Only specific forms are available to different types of clients.  Permissions are configured to only allow access to data needed.  Search features allow users to search on first name, last name, site, healthy start ID, amongst others.  Data download allows sites and application admins to download all of their data in an easy-to-manipulate Excel file.

The application receives imports from the State of Michigan MIHP system, which reduces the need for double data entry into both systems.

MPHI continues to partner with the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan to enhance and maintain the application.

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Third Party Liabilities

Third Party Liabilities

Third Party Liabilities

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While Medicaid pays for medical care for eligible individuals, it pays only after all other resources available to these individuals have been exhausted. Other resources, or third parties, may include Medicare, employment-related health insurance, and private health insurance, among others. Third Party Liability work allows the state to save Medicaid money by finding these other resources and documenting them to ensure that Medicaid money is used only after third party payers have fulfilled their obligations to the individual.

Each liability coverage the Third Party Liability team adds averages nearly $200 in cost avoidance per member, per month. This savings can be used to support other individuals on Medicaid, and helps to ensure that beneficiaries get the health coverage they need.

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Medicaid Operations

Medicaid Operations

Medicaid Operations

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MPHI supports Medicaid operations in the state of Michigan by providing staff with specialized knowledge to aid the Medical Services Administration in a variety of activities created by changing policy, laws, and administrative rules. By utilizing MPHI’s existing talent base and resources pool, the Medical Services Administration is able to access the expertise it needs to complete its projects efficiently and effectively.

With additional expert knowledge on hand, many common barriers to project success may be avoided, enabling Michigan Medicaid to function more smoothly and effectively, and ultimately benefiting all Michigan residents.

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Behavioral Health 1115 Waiver Evaluation

Behavioral Health 1115 Waiver Evaluation

Behavioral Health 1115 Waiver Evaluation

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The Section 1115 Pathway to Integration waiver proposal in Michigan is a behavioral health waiver. It is aimed at integrating the coverages of services and supports for individuals with serious mental illness, substance use disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and serious emotional disturbances.

These individuals often have a high need for support services, and this integrated coverage could streamline the process for the state to develop initiatives aimed at helping these individuals. New initiatives can lead to a reduced cost and a better quality of care for recipients. For this integration to occur, the waiver must be evaluated, approved, and implemented.

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Clinical Placement Flint Pilot

Clinical Placement Flint Pilot

Clinical Placement Flint Pilot

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The Center for Nursing Workforce and Policy is the evaluator on the Flint Clinical Placement Pilot Project funded by MDHHS’ Office of Nursing Policy. The goal of the pilot project is to help meet the growing needs of nursing programs while providing nursing services, education, and outreach to the Flint community in response to the water crisis. MPHI is evaluating the pilot placements and related outreach efforts to help build the evidence base for nursing clinical placements.

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