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.