California Clears Way for Increased Use of Therapeutic Foster Care

California counties will now be able to offer a therapeutic treatment model in a supportive family setting through its Medi-Cal services, thanks to an agreement with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

On February 16, CMS approved a state plan amendment that would allow the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to offer therapeutic foster care as an allowable expense under Medicaid. Read more.