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Targeted Case Management

If you or your child receive Medicaid, you may be eligible to receive a service called targeted case management. A case manager can coordinate services across several different providers and also assist with referrals for other services such as housing, education, and social supports. Targeted case management is especially useful for anyone under Medicaid that has co-occurring disorders or works with several different systems of care.

Currently the Department of Health and Human Services has issued draft regulations that would severely restrict the provision of targeted case management in Medicaid and is anticipating saving $1.28 billion over the next five years. A period of public feedback is required before these regulations become final.

If you have ever had to coordinate services across several different doctors or clinics, you know how essential this service can be for those with complex medical conditions. When there are special needs for education, housing and other support services as well as medical services, coordination is absolutely crucial. Because so many children and adults with ADHD have co-occurring disorders, CHADD is concerned about these regulations. We have joined with many other disability groups in the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities to express our concerns; you can read our comments here. CHADD will keep you updated about the final outcome.
Posted February 5, 2008

Insurance Coverage for College Students with Medical Needs

Senator John Sununu (R-NH) has introduced legislation—known as “Michelle’s Law”—to amend both the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. If passed, the law would ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage. Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) and Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) are the bill’s co-sponsors. CHADD supports legislation that assists persons with disabilities and medical needs to participate in school programs. Read more about Michelle's Law.
Posted January 23, 2008

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