Adult Mental Health and Habilitation (AMHH) Program
Indiana Medicaid offers coverage for the Adult Mental Health and Habilitation (AMHH) home and community-based services (HCBS) services. These services are provided to adults with serious mental illness who reside in a HCBS setting and who may benefit from skills to maintain a healthy and safe lifestyle in community-based settings. AMHH services are also available for eligible adults with both mental illness and addiction disorders.
Individuals must meet HCBS eligibility and Medicaid eligibility guidelines in order to be eligible for AMHH services. To be eligible individuals must:
- Be 35 years of age or older
- Have income under 150% FPL
- Reside in or transitioning into an HCBS-compliant setting (non-institutionalized)
- Demonstrate a level of need by meeting the following criteria:
- Receive a score of 3 or higher on the DMHA-approved assessment tool
- Not be a danger to self or others
- Be diagnosed with an AMHH-eligible primary mental health diagnosis
In addition to Medicaid-covered services, individuals receiving AMHH services are eligible for the following:
- Adult Day Services
- Home and Community-Based Habilitation and Support Services
- Respite Care
- Therapy and Behavioral Support Services
- Addiction Counseling
- Peer Support Services
- Supported Community Engagement Services
- Care Coordination
- Medication Training and Support
To apply, first, go to your local Community Mental Health Center (CMHC). It is helpful to apply as soon as you identify a need for services.
You must also apply for Medicaid. You can learn more about applying for Medicaid by going to the Apply for Medicaid webpage.
Adult Mental Health Habilitation (AMHH) services may be delivered only by providers meeting specific State-defined criteria. Family and Social Services Administration/Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) certifies agencies to provide AMHH services. DMHA-certified community mental health centers (CMHCs) are eligible to be approved AMHH service provider agencies.
DMHA-approved providers must also be enrolled with IHCP as a mental health provider with the AMHH specialty. (Refer to the Become a Provider webpage).
Additional provider resources regarding AMHH services are available at the following links:
DMHA AMHH Services webpage
Division of Mental Health and Addiction Adult Mental Health Habilitation Services provider reference module.
Home and Community-Based Services Billing Guidelines provider reference module