MHM provides behavioral health and medical specialty services to governmental agencies in a wide variety of patient care settings, including correctional facilities, state hospitals, courts, juvenile facilities and community clinics.
Correctional Medical Services
MHM partnered with Centene Corporation to create Centurion....the next generation of correctional healthcare. Centurion combines technology, innovation, and sound clinical services to provide an efficient, yet clinically effective medical service program for inmate populations. Centurion provides medical services to correctional systems in Arizona, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Tennessee, Vermont, Mississippi, Florida, and New Mexico.
MHM offers state psychiatric hospitals solutions for staffing, management, and modern clinical operating systems, including community re-entry services.
America's prisons and jails house over 2 million persons on any given day, with 16% of inmates presenting with serious mental illness. MHM is the leading national provider of mental health services for correctional systems.
MHM offers state and local agencies solutions for behavioral health services in community settings including outpatient clinics, conditonal release support programs, court clinics, work-release centers and after-school programs.
Forensic Health Services is a specialty division within MHM that focuses on providing forensic mental health services to persons with serious mental illness who are involved in the judicial system. Our teams of forensic experts provide evaluation and treatment services for courts, forensic hospitals, and community clinics.
Correctional Dental Services
We hire dental staff for our contracts in nine states: Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Vermont.
MHM provides behavioral health, medical and dental specialty services to governmental agencies in a wide variety of patient care settings, including correctional facilities, state hospitals, courts, juvenile facilities and community clinics. MHM Services and its subsidiaries serve clients in 16 states across the country.
Real People. Real Results.
MHM employs approximately 6,000 clinical, managerial, and administrative professionals nationwide. Our leadership team is the largest and most experienced staff of correctional mental health experts in the industry.
Clinical Operations Leadership
Mental Health Results
MHM Scholarship Fund
Shared Savings for Clients
Our Clinical Operations department combines the expertise of several nationally recognized correctional health and mental health experts. Clinical Operations healthcare professionals conduct contract monitoring and auditing activities, policy and program development initiatives, staff education programs, and case consultation for inmates with difficult to manage behaviors and other challenging clinical issues.
Sharen Barboza, PhD, CCHP-MH has over 15 years of experience in correctional facilities and psychiatric hospitals.
Dr. Barboza is a nationally recognized expert who provides behavioral health leadership throughout our organization.
John Wilson, PhD, CCHP-MH is currently working with the ACA
on developing enhanced certification for mental health professionals. Both Dr. Barboza and
Dr. Wilson were among the first clinicians in the country to receive CCHP-MH certification through NCCHC.
Julie Mueller, RN, MBA
has 25 years of healthcare experience including 9 years in a
correctional setting. She was previously the President for Operations and Finance/Chief Operating Officer of
Lindenwood University. She also served on the Board of Directors at St. Joseph’s Health Center.
Jeffrey Keller, MD, FACEP is the Chief Medical Officer and is a widely recognized expert in correctional medical services and board-certified emergency physician with 16 years of correctional experience.
Angela Goehring, RN, MSA, CCHP is the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and as such, has the responsibility to ensure that medical and nursing programs are clinically appropriate and contractually compliant.
While some offender suicides may be unforeseeable, offenders who engage in recurrent self-harm are readily identifiable and their risk for future self-injury is typically high. MHM addresses offender self-injury with our behavior management resources. We understand how risky, challenging, and resource-intensive these offender behaviors can be.
MHM offers psychoeducational programming and structured group curricula to engage self-injurious and behaviorally disturbed offenders in developing a menu of replacement behaviors. While the goal of our clinical infrastructure is to develop local behavioral expertise within each contract, a team of behavioral consultants is also available through our Clinical Operations department.
Our unique Pharmacy department works with providers and our pharmacy vendor to lower costs and return the savings to our client. We’ve managed $195 million in combined drug costs in 13 contracts over the last 8 years and achieved approximately $152 million in cost savings and cost avoidance for our clients.
Our mission is to provide our programs’ providers the pharmaceutical expertise that allows them to provide services to our patients that not only meet but exceed the community standards of care, promote rational and objective drug therapy, promote cost effective prescribing practice without compromising patient care, and the utilization of bioequivalent generic drugs. We are one of the only healthcare providers in this industry, other than pharmacy contractors, that sends pharmacists into the field to visit correctional facilities, the pharmacy vendor, and attend client meetings.
In honor of Dr. Jane Haddad’s extraordinary service and dedication to seriously mentally ill individuals, and in recognition of her enduring legacy in raising standards for their care, MHM Services was proud to establish at Dr. Haddad’s alma mater, The Jane Haddad Fund for Correctional Mental Health Services. The fund supports research focusing on the delivery of mental health services in correctional settings by students and junior faculty in George Mason University’s Clinical Psychology program. Grants made from this commitment are used by researchers at George Mason University to fund travel stipends, research projects, specialized training and other important elements that support promising students and faculty on their path to follow in Dr. Haddad’s footsteps.
Dr. Jane Haddad with CEO Mike Pinkert (middle) and COO Steve Wheeler (left)
MHM’s Recruiting department has the largest team of any healthcare company serving correctional systems. Presently, our team of over 30 recruiting professionals help to maintain a fill rate of over 93% for the company’s approximately 7,000 positions.
MHM has been a leader in developing telehealth and telemental health capabilities for correctional systems. These resources have proven effective in increasing inmate access to care, facilitating timely completion of evaluations and consultations at remote sites, and supporting continuity of care.
We implement telemedicine systems throughout our organization for specialist visits and consultations as well as primary care coverage during vacation or unexpected illness. We have recognized the value of developing one cohesive, branded program to create a secondary pool of qualified, interested, and available resources for both on-site and telehealth coverage support. In essence, we have our own internal pool of multi-state licensed physicians trained in correctional healthcare ready to assist when necessary.
MHM works diligently with each of our clients by continuously improving the quality of
services and looking for cost-efficiencies. We assist in reducing both direct costs and
secondary costs through the application of preventive measures, facilitation of
continuity of care, and by coordination of services and facility operations and with
Our team of specialists help our clients establish specific level of care criteria, management systems, and program monitoring to continuously manage the caseload.
Psychotropic medications are one of the highest cost line-items in a mental health system budget. MHM provides a peer review mechanism, provider training, formulary development and management, and a system of data management and tracking to review prescribing trends, cost, and determine treatment efficacy. This program establishes consistent medication practices and controls costs by preventing the wasteful use of medications.
MHM applies a structured utilization management system in which only patients who need the more acute service level receive it, allowing more patients to move through the system to obtain the right level of care.
MHM has extensive experience in resolving litigation with new clients and avoiding litigation in all of our current contracts by implementing a program featuring proven components such as Continuous Quality Improvement and self-monitoring mechanisms.
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