On August 4, 2017, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Section 298 Initiative work group named the Michigan Public Health Institute as project facilitator to develop four pilots to test Medicaid managed care models to integrate mental health services into the physical health plans. The facilitator is responsible for recommending models and designs for the pilots. Currently mental health services are carved out from the physical health managed care plans, and are managed by prepaid inpatient health plans (PIHPs) operated by regional mental health authorities. By March 1, 2018, MDHHS is responsible for developing and launching four . . .