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Louisiana’s Coordinated System of Care


The Coordinated System of Care (CSoC) is managed by Magellan Complete Care of Louisiana, Inc. (Magellan of Louisiana) to provide services and supports to children and youth who have significant behavioral challenges or co-occurring disorders and are in or at imminent risk of out-of-home placement.

The Coordinated System of Care (CSoC) integrates resources from all Louisiana’s child-serving agencies, including the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), Department of Education (DOE), Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ).

The family-driven and coordinated approach of CSoC is meant to create and oversee a service delivery system that is better integrated, has enhanced service offerings and achieves improved outcomes by ensuring families who have children with severe behavioral health challenges get the right support and services, at the right level of intensity, at the right time, for the right amount of time, from the right provider, to keep or return children home or to their home communities. Combining all services into one coordinated plan allows for better communication and collaboration among families, youth, state agencies, providers and others who support the family.

The goals of the CSoC include:

  • Reduce state’s cost of providing services by leveraging Medicaid and other funding sources  as well as increasing service effectiveness and reducing duplication across agencies,
  • Reduce out of home placements in the current number and future admissions of children and youth with significant behavioral health challenges and co-occurring disorders, and
  • Improving the overall outcomes of children and their caretakers.

LDH contracts with Magellan Complete Care of Louisiana, Inc. (Magellan of Louisiana), to coordinate, administer, and manage specialized behavioral health services for Medicaid-eligible children and youth potentially eligible for or enrolled in the Coordinated System of Care (CSoC) waiver.  See the Louisiana CSoC Standard Operating Procedures for detailed information about the program.

Please visit our Library for more information on CSoC.




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