Faces of Medicaid: Examining Children's Behavioral Health Service Utilization and Expenditures.
Pires, Sheila. Grimes, Katherine. Gilmer, Todd. Allen, Kamala. Mahadevan, Roopa.
Center for Health Care Strategies.
This study sought to: 1) Examine overall patterns of behavioral health service use and expense for Medicaid-insured children and youth in the U.S.; 2) Examine psychotropic medication use and expense for Medicaid-insured children; 3) Better understand the associated patterns of physical health service use and expense for these children; and 4) Describe profiles of behavioral health service use for Medicaid-insured children in foster care, as well as for children with developmental disabilities. (Author abstract)
Medicaid; foster care; foster children; mental health services; use studies; expenditures; statistics; children with disabilities; child health services