Behavioral Health Treatment Needs and Outcomes among Medicaid-Enrolled Children in Washington State

Nov 2023 |
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Children Ages 0-20 Enrolled in Medicaid, SFY 2014 - SFY 2021

This dashboard provides a snapshot of behavioral health needs and outcomes for children and youth ages 0-20 enrolled in Medicaid in Washington State in SFY 2014-2021. Rates of behavioral health needs are compared across demographic categories, region, county, Medicaid coverage type, cross-system involvement, and abuse and neglect history. Outcomes examined include behavioral health treatment utilization, psychotropic polypharmacy, criminal legal involvement, emergency department utilization, injury rates, and teen pregnancy.  Needs and outcomes are presented separately for the broad Medicaid population and the foster care subgroup, which has a substantially higher prevalence of behavioral health needs. 

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