he Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents (also known as the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment benefit or EPSDT), Medicaid’s comprehensive and preventive child health component.
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About Mike Stanek
Mike Stanek joined NASHP in 2009. He works primarily on projects related to health information technology and health information exchange; behavioral health issues; and the Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program.
Entries by Mike Stanek
Primary care practices transitioning to enhanced models of primary care require ongoing support to sustain their transformation efforts. Small and medium-sized practices in particular can benefit from shared resources facilitating care coordination and case management, use of data and technology, and ongoing practice improvement. This State Health Policy Briefing outlines key elements of a shared […]
States seeking to promote better coordination of patient care, either within Medicaid or through participation in multi-payer initiatives, will run into long-standing challenges to delivering care and promoting health in rural areas. Rural areas often experience disparities in access to care, health status, and available infrastructure relative to their urban counterparts. This brief draws from […]
Public payers are moving to implement payment strategies that reward value in the health care system by linking payment to quality. This report—the third in a series supported by The Commonwealth Fund to explore opportunities for improvement in federal and state policy— highlights quality measurement strategies underpinning value-based purchasing initiatives at the federal and state […]
While mental health and medical providers recognize that their patients frequently have both physical and behavioral health needs, the two delivery systems and payment streams are often completely separate. In a series of blog posts building off work NASHP has been doing with the support of the Kaiser Community Health Benefit, we’ve contemplated a more […]
The federal government and states are exploring new strategies for rewarding value in order to achieve better health outcomes at a lower cost. This report—the second in a series supported by The Commonwealth Fund to explore opportunities for improvement in federal and state policy— highlights relevant policy levers that can support payment reform and a […]
In the new health care world of more accountable care with incentives fashioned to spur higher quality and better value, data forms the backbone for all models and all activities. The first andsecond blog posts in this series explored the policy toolkit and payment reform models states can use to promote better delivery system integration. […]
Ensuring higher quality and more seamless patient care requires new financial incentives for teamwork between different health care providers and organizations. In the first blog post in this series, we explored components of the policy toolkit available to states for building a more integrated health care delivery system. Perhaps the most important tool available as […]
Around the country, models are emerging to link primary care providers not only to other medical service providers but also to resources and services in the community. This report—the first in a series supported by The Commonwealth Fund to explore opportunities for improvement in federal and state policy–highlights relevant policy levers and federal and state […]
Imagine a world in which doctors in different offices and specialties coordinate to make sure that no patient’s need slips through the cracks; patients get the right care at the right time; providers have the right incentives, and are rewarded not just the volume of services they provide but for partnering with their peers to […]