Children's Targeted Case Management
Targeted Case Management Services for
Children with Severe Emotional Disabilities
Through state general revenue and Medicaid funding, targeted case management services are available to children with severe emotional disabilities in all 120 Kentucky counties. These services are offered under the auspices of the Kentucky IMPACT program (see Related Links).
Within Kentucky IMPACT, targeted case management services for children are referred to as Service Coordination and targeted case managers are referred to as Service Coordinators. A primary goal is to reduce the utilization of inpatient mental health hospital days and other out-of-home placements. Due to the intensity of services, each Service Coordinator is limited to a caseload of 25 children.
Service Coordination under the IMPACT model is a strengths-based, family-driven and individualized plan of care for children with severe emotional disabilities and their families. Additionally, limited flexible funds are available to purchase necessary goods and/or services for which there is no other resource.
All IMPACT Service Coordinators are required to participate in a three-day certification training, offered quarterly, by the Department. Guidelines for targeted case management services for children can be found in Kentucky Administrative Regulation 907 KAR 1:515 and the incorporated policies and procedures manual (see Related Links).
Targeted case management services are also available to children who are eligible for Medicaid services under the IMPACT Plus program (see Related Links). These services are similar to those of the Kentucky IMPACT program, but they are offered according to the IMPACT Plus Kentucky Administrative Regulation 907 KAR 3:030 (see Related Links), and all services must be approved by the Medicaid peer review organization.
For more information about targeted case management services for children, please visit the Kentucky IMPACT section of this website or use the information in the Contact Information box above.