Medicaid Behavioral Health Care Use Among Children in Foster Care

Summary: This fact sheet details behavioral health care use and expense for children in foster care and outlines how this can inform policy. Medicaid expenditures for children in foster
care receiving behavioral health services are significantly higher than for other children in


Application: These findings suggest opportunities for States to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of behavioral health care for Medicaid-enrolled children in foster care.


Source: Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.


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