July 21, 2022

Maryland: Expanded Medicaid coverage for HVS services

On Jan. 13, 2022, Maryland Medicaid expanded coverage for evidence-based home visiting services (HVS) for all Medicaid participants. Home visitors associated with one of two evidence-based models, Healthy Families America (HFA) or Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), will provide supportive services for pregnant individuals during pregnancy and childbirth, as well as support for parents and children during the postpartum period. 

HVS providers deliver three kinds of supportive services: 

  • Prenatal home visits
  • Postpartum home visits
  • Infant home visits

Home visitors have experience in improving health outcomes for birthing parents and infants. 

Enrolling in Medicaid
Eligible HVS providers may now enroll in Maryland Medicaid. HVS providers who have received either (1) a designation of fully accredited by the HFA National Program Office or (2) the designation of fidelity by the NFP National Program Office are eligible to enroll as “HVS provider” type through the electronic Provider Revalidation and Enrollment Portal (ePREP). 

Additional information and resources can be found within Maryland’s Home Visiting Services Program Information for Providers site.