Quality measurement is a critical component of state health programs, including Medicaid and State Title V CYSHCN programs that serve children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). While quality measurement for children continues to lag behind that of adults, quality measurement efforts for children overall, and CYSHCN in particular, are gaining greater traction […]
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About Kate Honsberger
Kate Honsberger is a senior policy associate at the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), where she works on projects related to children’s health coverage and access. Prior to joining NASHP in January 2015, she worked for the Virginia Health Care Foundation where she oversaw the Foundation’s child health insurance initiatives, including an outreach and enrollment assistance grant program and a Medicaid and CHIP training program. She also spoke to various audiences aout the public health insurance options available to children and pregnant women and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on those programs.
Kate has also held positions at the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services in the Maternal and Child Health Division and in the administration of Governor Timothy M. Kaine. She holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Mary Washington.
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States are increasingly utilizing Medicaid managed care (MMC) to serve children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), who often require a complex array of services. Many states are finding that forging partnerships between their MMC systems and Title V CYSHCN programs improves care coordination, transitions from pediatric to adult care systems, quality of […]
Next month, states face new federal requirements for establishing and maintaining Medicaid managed care provider networks. As they work to comply with these new rules, states have an opportunity to strengthen access to care for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). Medicaid and requirements, which address how enrollees access care and the […]
The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), passed as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act in February 2018, presents a new funding option for states to provide mental health and substance abuse services in order to prevent the placement of children in foster care. The number of children entering foster care has increased in recent […]