In response to the growing behavioral health challenges children face, including the need for inpatient hospitalization, the country’s Medicaid directors recently addressed the question of how Medicaid can best help tackle this challenge.

The directors thought their programs could be most helpful in three ways:

  • preventing crises by providing care and supports
  • improving specialized inpatient psychiatric care
  • supporting the return of patients to the community

Learn more about how the Medicaid directors think this can be done and what some of them already are doing in the National Association of Medicaid Directors blog articleHow Medicaid is Making a Difference for Kids with Complex Behavioral Health Needs.”