The National Standards for Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) define the core components of a comprehensive, coordinated, and family-centered system of care for CYSHCN.
More than a dozen states have recently submitted 1115 waiver applications that have the potential to safeguard access to care and increase support for children during the COVID-19 pandemic. If approved, these 1115 waivers would be retroactively to March 1, 2020, and expire “no later than 60 days after the end of the public health […]
States and the federal government are taking unprecedented steps to address the health needs of individuals impacted by COVID-19, including children and adults with chronic and complex health care conditions who are vulnerable to infection and to changes in the health care delivery system that may impact their ability to access much-needed primary and specialty […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a request for information (RFI) for input from states, providers, health systems, and families to better coordinate care from out-of-state providers for children with complex health conditions enrolled in Medicaid. The deadline to submit comments is March 23, 2020. States have long addressed issues of […]
Montana recently expanded its Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program benefits to most children enrolled in Medicaid and the state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Montana enhanced its PCMH program by: Expanding the pool of approved providers; Increasing the number of quality measures that must be tracked; and Adding complex care management (CCM) – a coordinated […]
Care coordination has long been a core component of state efforts to improve health outcomes, reduce caregiver and patient burden, decrease health care costs, and strengthen systems of care for children and adults with chronic and complex conditions. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), with support from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s […]