A new, 50-state analysis of Medicaid managed care programs by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) shows that in the past three years, state Medicaid managed care (MMC) programs have: Enrolled more children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN); Provided more services to them through managed care; and Launched more specialized […]
As states explore back-to-school remote or in-person learning options, they are developing strategies to meet the needs of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) in their education and public health systems. These approaches include: Developing risk assessment tools for children and families; Increasing staffing to ensure physical distancing; Enhancing collaboration between education […]
This slide deck features innovative solutions states have implemented to address challenges in home health delivery, such as provider shortages, lack of coordination between Medicaid, Title V CYSHCN programs, and other stakeholders, and cumbersome prior authorization processes. Download the slide deck
To improve the quality of services for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and reduce health care costs, states are implementing strategies to improve access to home health services. Of particular importance as states confront COVID-19-related budget challenges, home health services can help to avoid costly emergency department use, hospitalizations, and institutional […]
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 […]