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University of South Florida · College of Behavioral & Community Sciences · Mental Health Law & Policy


Key Personnel:
Ilene R. Berson, Ph.D.
Amy C. Vargo, M.A.
Kathleen A. Dailey, M.Ed.
Zheng Zheng, M.P.H.
Diane Powell, Ph.D.

An examination of Medicaid and Part C service funding mechanisms to support interventions for young children

Publication Date: 6/1/2003

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This study, developed and implemented by the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, examines the policy and funding issues that impact behavioral health services provided to children from birth until their third birthday and explores preliminary data for a subsequent analysis of system linkages between Medicaid and Part C funded services for children ages 0 to 36 months. This report details findings based on stakeholder interviews and an analysis of trends in the Medicaid claims data from FY2000 and FY2001. During this time period the percentage of children under age three who accessed Medicaid funded behavioral health services remained relatively constant with peaks in service occurring at age two.