ValueOptions’® Great Lakes Engagement Center Receives the Pinnacle Award, MAHP’s Highest Honor

ValueOptions’® Great Lakes Engagement Center has received a Michigan Association of Health Plans (MAHP) Pinnacle Award for the center’s Depression Care Management Program. MAHP awards recognize the state’s best health care improvement practices.  

The center’s Depression Care Management Program identifies those members admitted to an inpatient facility with a diagnosis of major depression or bipolar disorder, and invites their participation in the program.  Through intensive case management, ongoing depression screening at set intervals, medication compliance, and aftercare mental health follow-through, participating members have seen their depression scores decrease and their average time in the community increase. The program also had resulted in reduced readmissions.

The ValueOptions program was among only 15 programs in the state selected by MAHP for this honor.

Read more in the MAHP press release.