Diagnoses and Health Care of Children in Foster Care and Covered by Medicaid

$6.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Beginning

Due to the age of the material, this course will be discontinued from our library on 1/25/2019.


CE Course Description

This CE course was developed from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration informational and Truven Health Analytics report which presents (1) the prevalence of mental and physical illnesses and (2) the utilization of health care services among children in foster care (FC) who are covered by Medicaid.  Disparities between the children in FC and children covered by Medicaid who are not in FC are also identified.

Author:  Center for Mental Health Services and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.  Diagnoses and Health Care Utilization of Children Who Are in Foster Care and Covered by Medicaid.  HHS Publication No. (SMA) 13-4804.  Rockville, MD: Center for Mental Health Services and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  (2013, November).

Retrieved from:  https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Diagnoses-and-Health-Care-Utilization-of-Children-Who-Are-in-Foster-Care-and-Covered-by-Medicaid/SMA13-4804


CE Course Objectives

1.  Evaluate three trends for mental and physical health among children 0 to 17 years of age in foster care compared to those not in foster care.

2.  Summarize prescription use differences between children in foster care and those who are not.

3.  Restate the most common comorbidities seen in three different age groups of children in foster care compared to those outside of foster care.


CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Introduction

2.  Methods

3.  Key Findings

a.  Children aged 0 to 5 years

b.  Children aged 6 to 11 years

c.  Children aged 12 to 17 years

d.  Trends across all ages



Date Added: 2014-01-08

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