The Children’s Division (CD) participates in the development and implementation of coordinated social and health services which includes preventive, maintenance, and long-term medical and mental health care for children placed in the legal custody of the Children’s Division.
Services for foster youth medical and mental health needs should be provided by service providers who are enrolled in the state Medicaid plan, MO HealthNet. If a provider who is not enrolled with MO HealthNet is used for a foster youth, the resource provider may have to pay for the services out-of-pocket and not be reimbursed. If the resource parent is reimbursed, it will be at the Medicaid rate. Any reimbursement to the resource provider will be from Children’s Treatment Services (CTS) funds.
In the event that a resource parent uses a medical or mental health provider who is not enrolled with MO HealthNet or a MO HealthNet Managed Care Plan the CD-27 must be presented prior to the foster youth receiving services.
When a resource parent pays for a medical or mental health service out-of-pocket, the receipt for services must be submitted to the foster youth’s case manager immediately.
When a resource parent receives an invoice for medical or mental health services for a foster placement in their home, the invoice must be submitted to the foster youth’s case manager immediately.