Fact and Figures: How Medicaid Covers Behavioral Health Treatment in Children

Medicaid pays a large share of treatment costs for children with behavioral health conditions. In 2011, more than 4 million children enrolled in Medicaid had a diagnosed behavioral health condition. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) has developed an informational fact sheet summarizing Medicaid provisions that cover behavioral health treatment for children. The fact sheet also highlights two state approaches for providing behavioral health services through Medicaid delivery systems.

 Read or download: Providing Behavioral Health Treatment for Children Through Medicaid Delivery Systems