Guide to developing care management entities for youth with behavioral health needs

Designing Care Management Entities for Youth With Complex Behavioral Health Needs is the second implementation guide to be published from AHRQ's Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant Program. The guide provides information about care management entities (CMEs), which coordinate services provided by State agencies that serve youth with complex behavioral needs.

The guide, available under What We Learned on the national evaluation Web site, draws on the experiences of the three CHIPRA quality demonstration States—Georgia, Maryland, and Wyoming—that are using funds to implement or expand CMEs, supplemented with additional guidance and resources. The guide can be helpful to States interested in implementing or improving CMEs for youth with complex behavioral health needs and their families. It may also be useful for county agencies responsible for financing behavioral health or social services in the State.

AHRQ is leading the national evaluation of the CHIPRA Program. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services funds the evaluation.

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Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Guide to developing care management entities for youth with behavioral health needs. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/chipra.html