Dear Board Member,
We need your
immediate feedback. As you know, the Department of Community
Health is recommending big changes to how they manage Medicaid and
PeachCare. A full report can be found on our
GAHSC is working
with our leadership to develop recommendations in response to this
report. GAHSC has been named to
participate on the DCH's Children and Families Advisory Group in response
to this report.
GAHSC does not
want to lose sight of the vulnerable children and families that we
serve. Medicaid serves all the foster children and most of the
at-risk children that we serve in the community. These
"at-risk" children include children with behavioral issues, mental
illness, developmental disabilities and involvement in the juvenile
justice system. What Medicaid does not serve, PeachCare for
Children covers most of the rest.
It is very easy
for these populations to get lost in the Medicaid and behavioral
health focus on adult populations. Their focus is mostly a
medical model, rather than a community and family based model, that
serves well our covered populations.
We are prepared to
offer our feedback and recommendations. These draft
recommendations can be found
on our website here. DCH desires feedback by February 29,
2012. Feedback can be provided via email at
Because of the short
turnaround, please provide us with your immediate feedback.
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