Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Tuesday, September 9, 2014: Care coordination provides a bridge across multiple systems that serve children and families, helping to ensure that a child receives additional screening, diagnosis and/or treatment as recommended by a health care practitioner. Care coordination strategies can help link providers and care settings by facilitating the arrangement of: appointments, referral forms, transportation, reminders and follow-up, and feedback reporting. This NASHP webinar provides a federal perspective from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on opportunities and promising strategies for states to coordinate care for children and adolescents enrolled in Medicaid.

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  • Publications

    Increasingly, states are relying on managed care delivery systems to serve Medicaid enrollees that have historically been exempt from enrollment in managed care, such as children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). The federal Medicaid managed care regulations establish the broad requirements for states to identify and assess individuals with special health care […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    by Joanne Jee February 2014 Where some may see opportunities for improved delivery and coordination of care and cost savings, others may wonder about possible disincentives for providing the full array of needed services. For more vulnerable populations, such as children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), the concerns can be heightened.  

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  • EPSDT Resources to Improve Medicaid for Children and Adolescents
    Maps,Toolkits

    About This Map Beyond the screening and preventive health services covered under EPSDT, the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents, diagnostic and treatment services are also covered to correct or ameliorate a child’s physical or mental condition(s). In general, states must ensure the provision of, and pay for, any services, including treatment, in accordance with […]

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  • Publications

    As states and providers move away from siloed health care systems and toward integrated systems of care, care coordination has become a key area of focus. Through the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) III initiative, Arkansas, Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Oregon piloted and evaluated strategies to improve care coordination among primary care providers […]

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  • Webinars

    Care coordination is a focal point of health care delivery reform initiatives across the country, yet there has been limited progress in measuring it, particularly for children and between primary medical care and community service providers. How can states and providers begin to measure this crucial element of care? Join speakers from CMS, NASHP, and […]

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  • Publications

    A 1999 survey of states by the National Academy for State Health Policy sought to examine the specific policies and procedures states have adopted to minimize these barriers and to ensure that the health care needs of children in foster care are met. The survey questionnaire was mailed to both Medicaid and Chief Welfare officials […]

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  • Publications

    According to a 1995 report by the General Accounting Office, the 300,000 children living in foster care are among the most vulnerable children in the U.S. As a group, they are sicker than homeless children and children living in the poorest sections of inner cities. This high level of health care need makes health care […]

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  • Webinars

    State health agencies can catalyze the development of systems to improve care coordination between primary care and community service providers. This NASHP webinar, sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund, focuses on lessons from ABCD III states as they developed quality improvement (QI) projects in partnership with physicians and community organizations to improve care coordination for children […]

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  • Webinars

    Early Intervention services can play a valuable role in promoting the healthy development of at-risk infants and young children. All too often, however, families and children who would benefit from Early Intervention services face barriers to accessing them. This Alumni webinar, sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund, focused on a new study that identifies potential barriers […]

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