On September 1, 2020, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) transitioned youth in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to the new YouthCare Medicaid managed care program operated by Meridian Health, a Centene subsidiary. YouthCare is a specialized HealthChoice Illinois model of care that receives an at-risk capitated rate to coordinate Medicaid physical health, behavioral health, dental, and vision benefits for about 36,000 DCFS youth in care, former youth in care, and children with special needs. The goal is to improve access, continuity of care, and health care outcomes for . . .