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 Healthcare 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.
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