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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 Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through Abt Associates, presenters from three states will highlight tools and strategies being used in their states’ Medicaid program to address the specialized behavioral health needs of older adults.
- Deborah Baldwin, Acting Branch Chief, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- William Boyer, Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
- Dave Caloiaro, Nevada Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services
- Traci Adair, Washington Aging and Disability Services Administration