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Childrens' Health


This study examined coordination between privatized child welfare initiatives and Medicaid managed care systems for the delivery of behavioral health care services for children and families in the child welfare system. Specific objectives: 1) to assess how states expectations as embodied in their contract documents are actually happening during program implementation; and 2) to identify promising approaches for delivery of coordinated behavioral health care services and contracting that can be shared with other stakeholders. The goal was to highlight the real world experiences and lessons learned that others may draw upon when designing and implementing similar contracts for systems of care.


Funded by the Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. under The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Medicaid Managed Care Program.

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