Behavioral Health Care Industry
The delivery of behavioral health care is shifting from practice based on fee-for-service to managed care systems. With rising behavioral health care costs, public and private payers are faced with the challenge to balance the quality of care with the ability to fund services. In Texas, the Legislature has taken a leadership position in funding a variety of pilot tests to determine the various effective models
Managed Behavioral Health Care Services
YFT assists public agencies with children who may be emotionally disturbed, mentally retarded, chemically dependent, medically fragile or developmentally delayed, or involved in the juvenile justice system. In this regard, YFT offers the following range of services to support the growth and rehabilitation of children.
- Intake and Referral System
- Pre-Authorization of Services
- Concurrent Utilization Reviews
- Regular Provider Evaluations
- Report on the Bio-Demographic Characteristics of the Client Population
- Provider Performance as Measured by Cost per Case, Average Length of Stay, and Percentage of Satisfactory Program Completions
- Education and Training Programs
Youth for Tomorrow, originally known as Paul Anderson Youth Home, was established as a non-profit, residential program in 1960 to serve homeless children
and was located in Lewisville, Texas. The program was reorganized in 1985 and renamed Youth for Tomorrow (YFT). In 1988, the YFT Board of Directors closed the program, which remained a legal but dormant organization until November 1990.
In November 1990, the Board of Directors responded to a Request for Proposals to provide LOC support services to the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services (DFPS). DFPS awarded the contract to YFT effective January 1, 1991. YFT is a private, non-profit organization.
Texas Department of Family & Protective Services Contract with YFT
DFPS contracts with YFT to assist in the implementation of the Texas Service System. These statewide services are provided according to policies and procedures approved by DFPS. YFT maintains one (1) office in Arlington, Texas to deliver the services described herein and serves all DFPS Regions. The DFPS contract with YFT is a cost reimbursement contract.
Youth for Tomorrow Foundation (YFT) is a behavioral health care company in Texas that serves public agency children in need of residential services in private contract care. YFT supports more than 8,500 children placed in Texas and in other States. These children are served by more than 200 providers.
YFT offers third-party review services on behalf of children in private residential care who are also in the conservatorship of various public agencies (i.e. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department). YFT authorizes initial treatment services and thereafter re-authorizes services for children.
In addition, YFT monitors providers contracting with public agencies for compliance with a set of standards referred to as the Texas DFPS Service System. YFT is a private, non-profit corporation, 501(c)(3).