Providing Behavioral Health Services to Medicaid Managed Care Enrollees
Options for Improving the Organization and Delivery of Services
A report from the United Hospital Fund's Medicaid Institute™ concludes that, for Medicaid beneficiaries with chronic physical health conditions and serious and persistent mental illness, the more integration of physical and behavioral health care services the better. The report suggests ways the state can create systems that improve care and reduce avoidable exacerbations of illness that often result in high-cost services. The report also looks at other states to identify the “Ideal Elements of Integrated Care.”
Read the related press release.
Resources for family caregivers and health care providers are available at our Next Step in Care website.