The Mississippi Division of Medicaid is changing the way it pays for services for children who are currently receiving support through Mississippi Youth Programs Around the Clock (MYPAC) effective July 1. This is happening due to changes in federal requirements and a rate freeze from the Mississippi legislature.
MYPAC as a program will not exist after July 1, but the same level of care and support should still be available for your child and family. Service providers will offer Wraparound coordination plus help your family choose the individual services that most fit for your child and family. This model allows you to pick both the agency that helps coordinate your services and where you would like to get individual services from. Providers can still come to your home or other settings that you prefer.
If you have questions about your child’s or family’s situation during this change, we encourage you to take these steps:
- Talk to the MYPAC person or peer support specialist with whom you work and share any concerns or questions that you have.
- If you still have questions or concerns, call the Division of Medicaid’s Office of Mental Health main line at 601-359-9545.
- If your child is in a psychiatric hospital or residential treatment center and you want to find support for when they come home, you can contact the Making a Plan (MAP) team in your area. You can find the MAP team in your area starting on page 10 of this Children’s Directory from the Mississippi Department of Mental Health. We encourage those working with families to do the same thing. MAP teams are designated in Mississippi law to serve as the single entry and re-entry point into the system of care (see line 245).