IMPACT Plus Program Has Ended
As of October 1, 2014, all children's behavioral health services are available through the traditional Medicaid benefit and Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit.
This is part of the changes made possible by the Kentucky Medicaid State Plan amendment in January 2014, which included the addition of numerous behavioral health services and an expanded network of providers.
Previously, children with high-intensity behavioral health care needs had to be determined eligible to receive their services through specialized programs with alternative funding mechanisms, such as the IMPACT Plus program.
These changes should help all children and adults with Medicaid to receive their services quickly and with an additional choice in providers.
Any individual or agency interested in providing behavioral health services should use the "DMS Provider Enrollment" link in Related Links.
Individuals or families who are interested in obtaining behavioral health services should contact the Managed Care Organization to which their child is assigned. For further information, use the "Department for Medicaid Services" link in Related Links.