Behavioral Health Homes (Stage B)

Behavioral Health Homes are an important component of Maine's Value Based Purchasing strategy, a multi-pronged MaineCare initiative designed to improve the healthcare system, improve population health, and reduce cost. Behavioral Health Homes are a partnership between a licensed community mental health provider (the "Behavioral Health Home Organization" or BHHO) and one or more Health Home practices (an HHP) to manage the physical and behavioral health needs of eligible adults and children. Both organizations receive a per member, per month (PMPM) payment for Health Home services provided to enrolled members. Behavioral Health Homes build on the existing care coordination and behavioral health expertise of community mental health providers.

Participation in Behavioral Health Home services is entirely voluntary, and members can opt out of the service at any time.

Behavioral Health Homes, including provider requirements, are further described in Section 92 of the MaineCare Benefits Manual:

Behavioral Health Home Organization (BHHO) Provider Information

Behavioral Health Home Information for Members

Related Implementation Materials and Forms

Behavioral Health Homes Informational Webinar materials, February 5th, 2014

Selected Quality Measures for BHH- 11-25-2013 - Posted 10-11-13


Public Notice of Interest/ Intent (NOI) Response Summary Posted

Information has been posted from respondents to the optional NOI who gave their consent for the Department to share their information. Behavioral Health Organizations and Primary care Practices interested in participating in the Behavioral Health Homes Initiative are encouraged to utilize this list as a tool in their outreach efforts to other providers.

Key dates are listed below:

  • October 15, 2014- Applications Open
  • October 24, 2014- Informational Webinar for Interested Applicants 11:00 am. To register for the webinar, please send your organization's name, participant name, phone and email to
  • November 14, 2014- Applications Close
  • January 21, 2015- Implementation Date for New BHHOs and Their Enrolled Members.

Request For Information (RFI) April 2013

Health Homes for Members with Chronic Conditions (Stage A) is the first stage of the Health Homes program.

For more information about the Health Home program, go to the archives webpage.

For questions, please contact Kitty Purington.

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