Medicaid is the nation's public health insurance program for low-income Americans, financing health and long term care services for more than 50 million individuals. Federal and state spending on Medicaid beneficiaries has become a target for legislators intent on controlling health care costs. As an optional benefit in states, physical therapy services are often in line to be cut or eliminated. This section of the APTA website will help you understand more about Medicaid.
Alternative Payment Model
InCK Model is a child-centered local service delivery and state payment model that aims to reduce expenditures and improve the quality of care for children under 21 years of age covered by Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The InCK Model will support state and local provider efforts to conduct early identification and treatment of children with behavioral and physical health-related needs. Participants will be required to integrate care coordination and case management across physical and behavioral health and other local service provider settings to provide child-and family-centered care. The key participants are a state Medicaid agency and a local entity designated as the lead organization. The model will include a 2-year pre-implementation period followed by a 5-year model implementation period. A Notice of Funding Opportunity is expected in fall 2018, with funding to be awarded as early as spring 2019.
Review CMS's overview of InCK Model.
APTA Fact Sheets and Summaries
State Medicaid Director Letters