IHFT is In Home Family Therapy and BHIS is Behavioral Health Intervention Services. IHFT is offered through the Children’s Mental Health Waiver and managed by Integrated Health Services Personnel. IHFT goals are to manage mental and behavioral health needs in the home setting and geared toward all family members. Services are therapy in nature and explore needs of the family and offer efforts to restore positive family relationships and help clients retain placement in their home.
BHIS is offered through Medicaid insurance and are authorized after client sees an Licensed Practitioner and gets an LPHA assessment. That Assessment is sent to the client’s MCO for approval for in home BHIS support. BHIS services are geared to address communication skills, problem solving, conflict resolution skills, executive functioning skills, emotional regulation skills, and/or cognitive flexibility skills in the home or office setting. BHIS can occur in the office or home, and IHFT can only occur in the home.
For both services, client needs to be 17 years or younger and in need of services as deemed appropriate by the MCO, LPHA and therapist/provider.