Using Medicaid to Support Working Age Adults with Serious Mental Illnesses in the Community: A Handbook. Annotated Bibliography


Chris Koyanagi and Rafael Semansky (2001). Recovery in the Community: Funding Mental Health Rehabilitative Approaches Under Medicaid. Washington DC: Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law.

This comprehensive report describes how states have covered rehabilitative and case management services for adults with mental illnesses under Medicaid. The report contains extensive information concerning Medicaid coverage policy and furnishes examples of state coverages of many critical community services. Available for purchase from the Bazelon store at

Supporting Individuals with Co-Occurring Disorders Report to Congress on the Prevention and Treatment of Co-Occurring Substance Abuse Disorders and Mental Disorders (2002). Rockville MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Available at

This comprehensive report contains in-depth information about state-of-the-art services for individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental disorders, including service delivery system challenges, evidence-based practices, and other important facets of supporting persons with co-occurring disorders. The report also profiles efforts in several states to improve services for individuals with co-occurring mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders.

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors and National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (2002). Exemplary Methods of Financing Integrated Service Programs for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders. Final Report of the NASMHPD-NASADAD Task Force on Co-Occurring Disorders. Alexandria Virginia and Washington DC. Available at

This report identifies critical issues in serving individuals with co-occurring mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders. It includes in-depth profiles of exemplary programs in several states for such persons, concentrating on the financing of such programs through multiple funding sources, including Medicaid.

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