Community Rehabilitative Residence (CRR)

Program Description:

Community Rehabilitative Residence (CRR) Host Home/Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC):

This level of care is for members who cannot be safely maintained in the community with natural resources but do not require the structure of an RTF program.   CRR Host Homes are intensive out of home treatment services.  The individual resides with a family who is trained to work with children experiencing behavioral and emotional difficulty.  This program allows the child to be active with children and activities in the community.  The service provides individual, group and family therapy, as well as medication monitoring.  The consumer attends school within the community of the host home.

The service is available to children with Medical Assistance (MA) eligibility, who meet medical necessity criteria for this level of care. 

The consumer must have the services prescribed by a psychologist or psychiatrist and have a CASSP meeting as well as be deemed medically necessary by the local MCO or DPW. 

A current evaluation, referral form and release of information are forwarded to the Le high County CASSP Unit, 610-782-3376 (phone)/610-820-3689 (fax). 

A CASSP meeting will be held with all parties involved in the child's life including, but not limited to, current provider, child serving system, MCO (Managed Care Organization), and family.

MBH Consumers: A request for authorization is submitted to Magellan within 5 business days of the meeting.  Magellan will determine medical necessity within 2 business days and contact the family.  If deemed medically necessary, Magellan will complete the search for an available bed.  Magellan will provide a choice of two providers to the child and family to select from.

FFS Consumers: Following the meeting, the CASSP case manager will search for an available bed.  Upon selection of the facility and bed availability within 30 days, the request of authorization for services will be submitted to the Office of Medical Assistance for review.  OMAP will determine medical necessity within twenty-one days. 

Printable Brochure: Best Practice Guidelines for Children and Youth in Mental Health Placements