Court-ordered children are funded by insurance and/or Medicaid. If a child is covered by one or more private insurance policies, Medicaid mandates that these benefits must be accessed first. Children under a court order are Medicaid-eligible once they are placed outside the family home (admission). Medicaid covers the costs not covered by private insurance. If a child receives income due to child support, SSI, Social Security, adoption subsidies or other assets, DHS requires this income be contributed towards the costs of care while the child is in placement.
Children placed voluntarily are funded by private insurance and/or by Medicaid. Children who do not have insurance benefits and are not eligible for Medicaid prior to admission are eligible for Medicaid the first of the month after admission. Parents are responsible for payment of services until Medicaid eligibility begins.
Department of Human Services Health Services Application (Medicaid Application)