The MIHP Program is intended to help pregnant and infant Medicaid recipients who are most likely to experience serious health problems due to psychosocial or nutritional problems. This program is intended to supplement regular medical care and to assist the client's health care provider in management of client's health and well-being. The client's health care provider can include physicians and midlevel practitioners who are enrolled in the Medicaid Program per DHS guidelines.
The focus of the MIHP Program is the family. MIHP services encompass such things as counseling, health education, transportation needs, client advocacy and care coordination. These services are provided by a multidisciplinary team which includes nursing, dietician, and social work.