Inventory and Environmental Scan of Evidence - Based Practices for Treating Persons in Early Stages of Serious Mental Disorders: Resource Overview

The presentation highlights the CMS-funded Demonstration to Maintain Independence and Employment (DMIE) project that allowed awarded states to provide Medicaid equivalent healthcare coverage and employment support services for working adults with a disabling condition such as a serious mental illness or co-occurring conditions. The objective of DMIE was to determine if enhanced healthcare coverage and employment support would prevent future dependence of federal disability benefits programs. Dena Stoner from Texas and MaryAlice Mowry from Minnesota presented on the development, implementation and lessons learned from DMIE projects in their states: Texas' Preventing Disability: "Working Well" and Minnesota's Stay Well, Stay Working . The presenters discussed how the project reduced federal benefits rolls, improved access to health care, and provided insight into strategies that could be employed with the expansion of the Medicaid population in 2014.

Dena Stoner, MSW, Senior Policy Advisor
Texas Department of State Health Services

MaryAlice Mowry, MSSW
Director of Pathways to Employment
Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Date of webinar:
February 15, 2011

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PowerPoint slides of the presentation (PDF, 873 KB)
*Note : a chart on slide 19 didn't display during the webinar; the chart can be viewed on page 19 of the PDF file or by clicking here .

Texas' Preventing Disability: "Working Well" (PDF, 693 KB)

Minnesota's Stay Well, Stay Working (PDF, 160 KB)

Additional resources referenced during the webinar:


For questions or additional information about DMIE, please contact Elizabeth Prewitt , NASMHPD Director of Government Relations and Administrator of the Financing and Medicaid Division