Behavioral Health

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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  • 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
  • Publications

    This paper examines issues related to screening children for developmental disabilities and problems. It examines the ways in which screening tools differ from one another and the challenges that are often faced by those working to integrate screening tools in medical practices. The paper is designed to provide states with a framework for evaluating developmental […]

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    March 30, 2009 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Publications
  • Publications

    This report examines how states are addressing the healthy mental development of children ages birth to 3 and is based on a survey of Medicaid, maternal and child health, and children’s mental health agencies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report addresses critical issues confronting states, common approaches to addressing them, […]

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