Children with 
Specialized Needs

Amerigroup provides essential care coordination services and supports to children with specialized health care needs and their families. We deliver person-centered, fully-integrated health and support services to our members from birth into adulthood - providing opportunities to grow, thrive, and lead meaningful, productive lives in their communities.

Our integrated model addresses each child’s and family’s strengths, needs, and preferences; facilitates access to specialty health care and meaningful supports; and effectively coordinates services by:

Bringing together services and supports:

We partner with providers, advocates, system partners, and community organizations to develop services and supports that address every type of need children and their families face. We create comprehensive solutions and support families as primary decision makers, caregivers, teachers, and advocates for their children.

Reinforcing the role of family and other member relationships:

Amerigroup engages family members and natural supports in the member’s care to enhance feelings of value and belonging and help the member to achieve emotional well-being.

Facilitating communication:

Through intensive service coordination, collaboration, and technology we foster communication between members, families, providers, and systems involved in the child’s care and services.

Serving as a centralized point of contact to:

  • Identify each child’s preferences, needs, and goals
  • Assure access to needed services and supports
  • Build a bridge across the system of care entities that serve our members

Meeting members and families where they are:

We bring services and supports to local communities where our members live, work, and go to school. We collaborate with schools and community-based organizations to facilitate access to the preventive services that help them stay well.

Improving members’ access to employment and housing:

Amerigroup coordinates with businesses, supported employment, housing, and vocational/educational programs operated by the state and other organizations to connect members and families to the supports they need to have meaningful lives.

Examples of our programs that meet children and families where
they are include:

  • A mobile dentistry campaign that serves urban and rural communities. In 2014 alone, we served 11,141 members, providing cleanings, exams, X-rays, sealants, fluoride treatments, fillings, extractions, and more.
  • Our Healthy Families Program, highlighted by Medicaid Health Plans of America Diabetes Care as a best practice, has helped 57% of members increase their fruit/vegetable intake, 58% increase their water consumption, 42% increase their activity level, and 30% decrease their screen time.
  • A Psychotropic Medication Coaches Program that improves therapy outcomes for children who take behavioral medications and are at risk for medication-related problems.
Amerigroup serves and supports members, families, and advocates by spending time in, and bringing services to, the communities we support.