ERIC Number: ED434283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Medicaid Maze: An Overview of Federal and State Policies.
American Counseling Association, Office of Public Policy and Information, Alexandria, VA.
Medicaid is the key source of health insurance for those who would otherwise have to rely solely on emergency rooms and public health clinics for services. This report provides an overview of Medicaid programs and the newly enacted Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and outlines the implications of key program provisions for professional counselors and consumers. A state-by-state chart indicates if Medicaid fee-for-service direct reimbursement is provided for professional counselors, psychologists, and clinical social workers. The chart also provides contact information for the offices in all 50 states that handle Medicaid. Summaries of waiver programs that affect the delivery of mental health and substance abuse services are included for all 50 states. A second chart lists state CHIP program contacts, recent actions, and anticipated funding for all 50 states. (MKA)
Descriptors: Counselors, Delivery Systems, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Health Insurance, Health Maintenance Organizations, Health Services, Insurance Companies, Mental Health, Public Health, State Legislation, Substance Abuse
American Counseling Association, Office of Public Policy and Information, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304-3300. Tel: 800-347-6647 ext. 222 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Office of Public Policy and Information, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Childrens Health Insurance Program