Together, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are issuing this Joint Informational Bulletin (Bulletin) to provide the public, including states, schools, and school systems, with information about addressing mental health and substance use issues in schools. Specifically, this guidance includes examples of approaches for mental health and substance use disorder related treatment services in schools and describes some of the Medicaid state plan benefits and other Medicaid authorities that states may use to cover mental health and substance use disorder related treatment services. Additionally, the guidance summarizes best practice models to facilitate implementation of quality, evidence based comprehensive mental health and substance use disorder related services for students.
Population of focus: youth
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