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Service Coordination for Children

Service coordination for children with special health care needs is available for children eligible for Medicaid Enhanced Benefits who meet certain criteria. If the child has limited access to gain services or can’t coordinate or maintain services on their own or through other means, they might be eligible for service coordination services. The service coordinator identifies the need for assistance in gaining and coordinating access to care and services appropriate to the needs of the individual.

The Developmental Disabilities program was responsible for reviewing these applications prior to July 1, 2013, but now those applications are being reviewed by the Medical Care Unit (MCU) in the Division of Medicaid.

If you are looking for service coordination for children ages three and up, please see Service Coordination for Children with Special Health Needs.

If you are looking for service coordination for children birth through 36 months of age, services are available through the Idaho Infant Toddler Program

Beginning September 1, 2013, service coordination for children with serious emotional disturbance (SED) will be administered by a managed care contractor, Optum Idaho. Children with SED who were already receiving service coordination service will automatically have their prior authorizations extended until October 30, 2013.

For more information or questions, please contact (208) 364-1954.