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Medicaid Managed Care for Children in Child Welfare

Type:
Policy & Issue Briefs
Author:
Kamala Allen, MHS, Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.
Published:
April 2008
Funder:
The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Children in the child welfare system have an extremely high prevalence of physical and behavioral health problems. This issue brief examines the complex physical and behavioral health care needs and associated costs for children in child welfare and outlines critical opportunities and challenges within Medicaid to better manage care for this high-risk, high-cost population.

 

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