Therapeutic Foster Care for Children (TFC)


Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) provides daily behavioral interventions within a licensed family setting. This service is designed to maximize the member's ability to live and participate in the community and to function independently, including assistance in the self-administration of medication and any ancillary services (such as living skills and health promotion) indicated by the member's Individualized Service Plan (ISP), as appropriate (Arizona State Plan for Medicaid).

Care and services provided in TFC are based on a per diem rate (24-hour day) and require prior and continued authorization, and do not include room and board. Prior Authorization requests are completed within 72-hours of receipt of request.

Following admission to and discharge from a TFC, the member’s Primary Care Provider (PCP) and Health Home / Agency / TRBHA / Tribal ALTCS program is notified.