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Message ID: 7993
Date: 2009-01-14

Author:Sheri McMahon

Subject:Re: EPSDT question

. What I mean about voluntary placement funding is that currently the state has only budgeted about 50% of the dollars needed to fund voluntary placement (they first did this in 2005 and ran out of money after 6 months--we have a 2-year state budget, legis meets every other year. The next legislative session doubled the funding so it was projected to run out after 12 months instead of 6 months. I don't know how fed funds work into this, I believe some of the $$ comes out of state mental health block grant. no idea how family income figures into voluntary placement services, I believe this was intended for families who would not qualify for MA. . my state's MA reimbursement rate is 70% I believe. Sheri McMahon ----- Original Message ----- From: Sherrill Clark To: 'Child Maltreatment Researchers' Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 11:46 AM Subject: RE: EPSDT question Sheri, It may be that since the treatment services are paid for with Medicaid that the match proportion (state-federal) is 50%. sherrill clark ________________________________ From: bounce-3453663-7059115@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-3453663-7059115@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Sheri McMahon Sent: Friday, January 09, 2009 11:50 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: EPSDT question Can anyone tell me the answer to this? After some reading, I am getting the impression that children eligible for Medicaid who need psychiatric residential treatment facility care based on an EPSDT (early periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment) evaluation are entitled to the services, but I am aware of situations in which there has been an adjudication the child is deprived based on their special needs (there is a voluntary placement program in the state, but funded only to about 50% of the demand for this) in order to obtain PRTF care. Is my impression correct that there is actually (i.e. is supposed to be) an entitlement for care if the EPSDT evaluation leads to a determination there is a medical need for the care? Sheri McMahon

. What I mean about voluntary placement funding is that currently the state has only budgeted about 50% of the dollars needed to fund voluntary placement (they first did this in 2005 and ran out of money after 6 months--we have a 2-year state budget, legis meets every other year. The next legislative session doubled the funding so it was projected to run out after 12 months instead of 6 months. I don't know how fed funds work into this, I believe some of the $$ comes out of state mental health block grant. no idea how family income figures into voluntary placement services, I believe this was intended for families who would not qualify for MA. . my state's MA reimbursement rate is 70% I believe. Sheri McMahon ----- Original Message ----- From: Sherrill Clark To: 'Child Maltreatment Researchers' Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 11:46 AM Subject: RE: EPSDT question Sheri, It may be that since the treatment services are paid for with Medicaid that the match proportion (state-federal) is 50%. sherrill clark ________________________________ From: bounce-3453663-7059115list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-3453663-7059115list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Sheri McMahon Sent: Friday, January 09, 2009 11:50 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: EPSDT question Can anyone tell me the answer to this? After some reading, I am getting the impression that children eligible for Medicaid who need psychiatric residential treatment facility care based on an EPSDT (early periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment) evaluation are entitled to the services, but I am aware of situations in which there has been an adjudication the child is deprived based on their special needs (there is a voluntary placement program in the state, but funded only to about 50% of the demand for this) in order to obtain PRTF care. Is my impression correct that there is actually (i.e. is supposed to be) an entitlement for care if the EPSDT evaluation leads to a determination there is a medical need for the care? Sheri McMahon