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11 posts found in Topic: Behavioral Health

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State Medicaid & Education Standards for School Health Personnel: A 50-State Review of School Reimbursement Challenges

This report demonstrates how alignment between state Medicaid and education standards for school health personnel can reduce barriers to Medicaid reimbursement for school health services. Prepared by Aurrera Health Group for Healthy Schools Campaign, the report analyzes data in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and outlines key recommendations for states to consider as they attempt to improve access to student health services covered by Medicaid.

PDF: State Medicaid & Education Standards for School Health Personnel

October 19, 2021

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Building Cross-Sector Collaboration to Support School Behavioral Health Services: Washington’s Children’s Regional Behavioral Health Pilot Program

This case study provides an overview of the Children’s Regional Behavioral Health pilot project and highlights key lessons learned from this work. As states consider innovative methods for improving cross-sector collaboration, coordination of care and financing for school health services (especially behavioral health services), Washington’s model and experience provide valuable insights that can inform future efforts.

PDF: Building Cross-Sector Collaboration to Support School Behavioral Health Services

September 15, 2020

Expansion of School-Based Health Services in California: An Opportunity for More Trauma-Informed Care for Children

In April 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved California’s Medicaid state plan amendment, allowing school districts to access more federal funding for school-based health services. This report describes using this opportunity to increase access to services that help students heal from trauma — including the trauma caused by exposure to domestic violence and pervasive bias and crises such as COVID-19.

PDF: Expansion of School-Based Health Services in California: An Opportunity for More Trauma-Informed Care for Children

September 1, 2020

Medicaid Reimbursed Rehabilitative Behavioral Health Services in Schools: A South Carolina Case Study

This case study examines the implementation of Medicaid managed care school-based behavioral health services in South Carolina and highlights key lessons learned that can inform the efforts of other states choosing to coordinate school-based health care with Medicaid managed care programs.

PDF: Medicaid Reimbursed Rehabilitative Behavioral Health Services in Schools: A South Carolina Case Study

May 13, 2020

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Expanding Michigan’s School-Based Medicaid Program

This Healthy Students Promising Futures Learning Collaborative case study highlights Michigan's work to leverage the reversal of free care policy to expand the state's school-based Medicaid program.

As of October 2019, school districts in Michigan are able to seek Medicaid reimbursement for services provided to all Medicaid-enrolled students (not only for health services included in a student's Individualized Education Program). This change presents an important opportunity to expand access to and resources for school health services, particularly behavioral health services.

PDF: Expanding Michigan’s School-Based Medicaid Program

October 8, 2019

Guidance to States and Schools Systems on Addressing Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Schools

This guidance, issued by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), includes examples of approaches for mental health and substance use disorders related treatment services in schools. It also describes some of the Medicaid state plan benefits and other Medicaid authorities that states may use to cover mental health and SUD-related treatment services.

PDF: Guidance to States and Schools Systems on Addressing Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Schools

From Prevention to Treatment: Application of SBIRT in Massachusetts Schools

This case study highlights Massachusetts’ implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), an evidence-based screening and early intervention for alcohol and substance use that is used in schools, primary care and other settings to identify risky behaviors among adolescents to prevent alcohol and substance misuse.

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