The goal of the Children’s System Redesign is to implement a system of care that has an improved array of Medicaid benefits for children with developmental disabilities. The new benefits are based on the individual needs of the child and include interventions, supports and collaboration services.
The new system emphasizes evidence-based treatment methods, community integration, and family empowerment. The Children’s Redesign Rules were approved by the Idaho Legislature in early February 2011. The transition to the new benefits will be a gradual process.
Beginning July 1, 2011, children will be phased into the new system according to their birth dates.