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Medicaid

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Feds Offer More Medicaid Support for New Congregate Model

11/1/2021

Feds Offer More Medicaid Support for New Congregate Model

The federal agency that oversees health care entitlements has made it easier for states to use Medicaid dollars in some large group facilities for youth in foster care.

Washington State Allowed to Exit Foster Care Lawsuit Following Reforms

10/18/2021

Washington State Allowed to Exit Foster Care Lawsuit Following Reforms

Years after foster care children and their legal advocates sued the state of Washington over mental health services, a federal judge is satisfied that the state is committed to lasting changes.

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Senators Propose Medicaid Exception for Congregate Foster Care

8/11/2021

Senators Propose Medicaid Exception for Congregate Foster Care

Two senators have proposed legislation that would enable states to draw Medicaid funding for foster youth living in certain residential treatment programs.

California’s Medicaid Reform Opens Up Access to More Children’s Mental Health Services

7/29/2021

California Wants to Expand Access to Mental Health Care for Children

California has proposed plans for improved access to an array of pediatric mental health services — before children reach a crisis state.

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Medicaid

8/5/2020

Recommendation to Check Abuse Reports with Medicaid Based on Questionable Analysis

Last month, an inspector general report out of the Department of Health and Human Services recommended that Medicaid data can be used “to identify instances of potential child abuse or neglect.”

4/27/2020

Amid Pandemic, A Pharma-Backed Effort to Ease Oversight on Psych Meds

As the California Assembly struggles to begin creating new laws on Monday amid the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic, lawmakers are being urged to select only the most vital-to-the-times bills. To contain infections that have topped 43,000 in the state, there will be masks and gloves, and people seated far from each other in cavernous hearing rooms.

therapy

4/22/2020

Older Foster Youth Can Feel Unprepared to Navigate Mental Health Care, Study Finds

When James McIntyre left the foster care system at age 21, he said good riddance to therapy. It had never helped him much, and it felt like a chore. “Therapy was thrown at me.

Youth Services Insider

2/17/2020

Trump Budget Proposes Medicaid Exception for Some Residential Care Programs

President Trump’s fiscal 2021 budget asks Congress to allow Medicaid dollars to be spent on a newly created class of residential foster care, a move that it expects to open up half a billion dollars for mental health treatment over the next decade.

Family First Act

12/19/2019

Top Stories of 2019: A Year of Confused Preparation on Family First Act

We’re counting down 10 of the biggest stories The Imprint published in 2019. Each day, we’ll connect readers with a few links to our coverage on a big story from this past year.