Who’s Right for CSoC?

Who can participate in the Coordinated System of Care (CSoC)?

A child/youth eligible for CSoC will meet the following criteria:

  • Between the ages of 5-20
  • Has a DSM 5 diagnosis or is exhibiting behaviors indicating that a diagnosis may exist (Magellan will refer for a comprehensive assessment in order to make an eligibility determination).
  • Meets clinical eligibility for CSoC as determined by the Child, Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) scale which assesses the following areas:
    • Behavioral/Emotional Diagnosis or Behaviors,  e.g.  impulsiveness, anxiety,  depression,  history  of  trauma, oppositional behavior, etc.
    • Risky Behaviors, g. self-harming behaviors, aggression, fire setting, threats of harm to others, etc.
    • Difficulty functioning in various settings including family, home, school or
    • Caregiver need for assistance with supervision, understanding behavioral health needs, linking to appropriate supports and services, their own behavioral health needs, etc.
  • Currently in an out of home placement (OOH), or at imminent risk of OOH placement in these settings:

• Psychiatric Hospitals

• Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities

• Therapeutic Group Home

• Non-medical Group Home

• Addiction Facilities

• Detention

• Foster Care

• Therapeutic Foster Care

• Development Disabilities Facilities

• Alternative Schools

• Secure Care Facilities

• Homeless (As identified by the Department of Education)

Generally involved with multiple state agencies

  • Identified family or adult resource that is or will be responsible for the care of the child/youth that is willing to engage in wraparound.
  • Eligible for Medicaid or deemed eligible for Medicaid based on clinical (Certain children/youth not typically eligible for Medicaid may be eligible based on clinical need.)

Please Note:

  • A child/youth currently receiving Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) cannot concurrently be enrolled in CSoC.

To determine if a child/youth may be appropriate for the Coordinated System of Care (CSoC) contact Magellan at 1-800-424-4489 for more information. You may also contact the child/youth’s Healthy Louisiana Plan.