First Focus, Georgetown Center for Children and Families, and other organizations, hosted the third meeting in a four-part series, focusing on how federal policy affects Medicaid and children’s health. This session focused on improving Medicaid mental health services for children, including programs that reduce the over-prescription of anti-psychotics and improve continuity of care for children in foster care systems. The session was moderated by Brooke Lehmann, MSW, Esq. of Child Works, LLC and featured four panelists:
- Jane Meschan Foy, MD FAAP, Chair, Task Force on Mental Health, American Academy of Pediatrics
- Robert Hilt, MD, Child Psychiatrist , Director of Partnership Access Line Consult Services, Seattle Children’s Hospital
- Beth Morrow, Director, Health IT Initiatives, The Children’s Partnership
- Steve Tuck, CEO, Children’s Home Society of West Virginia
Materials from earlier sessions are available online and the fourth and final session, Reducing the Red Tape, will be held on June 27th.