Helping Hawai'i improve services for children with special health needs

Helping Hawai‘i improve services for children with special health needs

The findings of a recent study by WICHE’s Mental Health Program make the case for the Hawaii Department of Health to increase its reimbursement rates for occupational therapy, speech pathology, and other early-intervention services for children with special health needs. The study found that Hawai‘i’s comparatively low reimbursement rates have hampered efforts to retain providers and improve services.