Cost-effective care for high-risk youth in Medicaid

May 2010
State Health Watch;May2010, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p11
The article reveals that mental health needs prevail in children and youth enrolled in Medicaid than children in the general population in the U.S. Kamala Allen, director of child health quality at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) in Hamilton, New Jersey, said that children in foster care have high behavioral health service use. Financing incentives are reportedly available to drive institutional instead of home and community-based treatment. Also noted is the role of Medicaid managed care organizations (MCO) in delivering care.


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