Funder: Annie E. Casey Foundation
April 2017 | Infographic
Children in Medicaid with behavioral health needs are one of the program’s most vulnerable populations — representing a small portion of the Medicaid child population, but accounting for disproportionate costs. These children are often served by multiple public programs, putting them at risk for fragmented or uncoordinated care, and they often experience poor health outcomes at high costs.
This infographic offers a preview of the Center for Health Care Strategies’ (CHCS) upcoming national analysis of 2011 Medicaid claims data. The full analysis is targeted for release in fall 2017 and is part of CHCS’ ongoing Faces of Medicaid data analysis series.
For more information, see the blog post, Data Update: Children’s Behavioral Health Care Use in Medicaid.