Strategies for Integrating and Coordinating Care for Behavioral Health Populations: Case Studies of Four States. A. Program Goals


The programs highlighted in these case studies share similar goals; they seek to improve the accessibility, efficiency, quality, and cost-effectiveness of health care for Medicaid beneficiaries (and in some states, non-Medicaid beneficiaries) with behavioral health conditions. While the specific financing mechanisms and delivery strategies that states used to achieve these goals varied, programs did share some common elements, including strengthening case management and care coordination across different types of providers, promoting evidence-based and best practices, and using data to measure and improve quality of care.

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