Behavioral Health

By Scott Holladay March 2013 The goal of evidence-based supported employment is to place individuals with serious mental illness in real, competitive jobs. This evidence–based practice (EBP) is highly effective, resulting in competitive employment at nearly three times the rate of other vocational services.[1] Studies comparing supported employment with day treatment have shown similar results.[2] […]

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  • Publications

    Report 1 in a Series of State Case Studies Arizona began providing acute care services to Medicaid eligible residents in 1982 through the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), a Section 1115 Research and Demonstraction Waiver demonstration program approved by the US Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). Long term care services were covered under […]

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  • Publications

    This report reflects the discussion of nine states participating in “Transitioning to Managed Care: Medicaid Managed Care in Mental Health.” The symposium was funded by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and the federal Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). 1997.Jun_.kaiser.hcfa_.transitioning.managed.care_.medicaid.mental.health.pdf 1.7 MB  

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    May 2, 2012 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Medicaid, Publications
  • Webinars

    Download the slides (PDF) The special behavioral health needs of older adults are a growing concern for state Medicaid programs. In meeting this challenge, states are frequently turning to existing state Medicaid options to provide cost effective, specialized services and supports for older adults with behavioral health needs. On this webinar, funded by the Substance […]

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    May 23, 2011 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Medicaid, Webinars
  • Integrated behavioral health and primary care occurs when behavioral health specialty and general medical care providers work collaboratively to address patients’ physical and behavioral health needs. Federal community health centers are uniquely positioned to partner with the community mental health system to deliver integrated care, and to address behavioral health issues as part of a […]

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    May 14, 2010 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Primary Care and Medical Homes
  • This brief discusses the hurdles states face in better managing behavioral health pharmaceuticals. In recent years, increases in cost and shifts in utilization are making psychotropic medicines one of the largest cost centers for Medicaid pharmacy programs. medicaid_behavioral_benefit.pdf 668.2 KB  

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    April 17, 2009 | Filed under: Behavioral Health
  • Publications

    This report looks at eight key findings of a group of state policy makers and other experts convened to discuss their experience in operating an Early Warning System (EWS) or a similar system. An EWS uses a limited set of measures and administrative processes to oversee the managed care behavioral health system and provide real-time, […]

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  • Publications

    This brief highlights opportunities for programmatic improvement in the delivery of mental health services for children in SCHIP. The brief examines strategies and challenges faced by three state SCHIP programs. Each state reports successful approaches to managing the delivery of mental health services for the SCHIP population. Mental Health Access in SCHIP Programs 363.5 KB […]

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    April 2, 2009 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Children's Health, Publications
  • Publications

    This report examines both why and how state Medicaid programs can support children’s healthy mental development and includes a discussion of how states can use Medicaid to better support young children’s social/emotional development even in the current economic climate. It includes specific strategies Medicaid agencies can use (and have used) to support young children’s healthy […]

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    March 30, 2009 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Publications
  • This brief summarizes presentations made at NASHP’s 2004 annual state health policy conference during a session on “Promoting Young Children’s Healthy Mental Development.” The session focused on the evidence base, state program highlights, a discussion of the ABCD program, and ways to use the Medicaid program to better support early childhood social and emotional development. […]

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    March 30, 2009 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Medicaid