MHICMMental Health Intensive Case Management
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Designed to serve veterans with severe mental illness, MHICM teams comprise 4-6 health care providers (including some combination of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and peer specialists) who together provide treatment and rehabilitation services.
Criteria for MHICM include a primary diagnosis of a severe, debilitating mental illness that precludes maintenance of a normal lifestyle in the community and a history of high inpatient and outpatient mental health service use.
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.