Breaking New Ground: Medicaid Managed Care for Children with Chronic and Complex Health Conditions

Wednesday, October 25th

As of June 2017, 48 states used managed care delivery systems — either managed care organizations, or primary care management models — to provide Medicaid services to children and youth with special health care needs. This session explores three state approaches to providing Medicaid services to children through these systems. The approaches include integrating long-term services and supports for children into Medicaid managed care, creating a specialized managed care program exclusively for this population, and enrolling new populations into managed care.


  • PDF-icon Thomas Betlach, Director, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Cathy Caldwell, Director of the Bureau of Children’s Health Insurance (Alabama’s CHIP), Alabama Department of Public Health
  • PDF-icon Icilda Dickerson, Acting Chief, Bureau of Long Term Services and Supports, Ohio Department of Medicaid
  • PDF-icon Tammy Whitlock, Director, Division of Integrated Care and Behavioral Health Services, Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services

This session is sponsored by the Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health