MHICMMental Health Intensive Case Management
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Ongoing evaluations demonstrate the benefits and cost-effectiveness of the more than 80 MHICM programs currently available, but a large number of veterans who meet the entry criteria are not getting services.
Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers in New York, estimated that 25,000-35,000 veterans needed MHICM, but the 80 programs in operation served slightly more than 8,000 veterans, according to a 1998 VA survey by the Committee on Care of Severely Chronically Mentally Ill (SCMI) Veterans.
For MHICM to meet its potential, it needs more financial and administrative support from the government, according to Dr.