Care Coordination

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 […]

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  • Publications

    Shared community-based teams are a growing trend among states seeking to build provider capacity, especially for small and rural practices. This brief explores Iowa’s path to piloting shared community-based teams, from conception and planning to launch, and offers a framework for policy action for states and other organizations considering leading similar efforts. Iowa was one […]

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  • Care coordination refers to efforts by Medicaid programs to ensure that children and adolescents get the right care at the right time in the right setting by creating a bridge across multiple systems that serve children and families. States have implemented or are designing a variety of integrated health care delivery systems and medical or health home […]

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    December 10, 2013 | Filed under: Care Coordination
  • 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

    Through the Infrastructure for Maintaining Primary Care Transformation (IMPaCT) initiative, North Carolina launched two learning collaboratives to enhance its existing infrastructure for primary care practice support. North Carolina is one of four lead IMPaCT states that have expanded, evaluated, and shared their efforts to transform primary care practices. This issue brief summarizes key strategies, results […]

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  • Publications

    Through regular screening cervical cancer is a highly preventable disease, yet thousands of women are newly diagnosed with the cancer each year. This brief features best practices from 14 FQHCs across 7 states that have made significant strides to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer enabled by adopting core attributes of the patient-centered medical home […]

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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

    Download Presentation Slides After nearly thirteen years the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) Program is coming to its conclusion. Despite the formal conclusion of this program, however, there is more work for states to do in promoting early childhood health and development. This final ABCD Alumni-only webinar features brief remarks from both the […]

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    June 18, 2013 | Filed under: Care Coordination, Children's Health, Medicaid, Webinars
  • Publications

    The effective management of patients’ complex illnesses across providers, settings, and systems places extraordinary demands on primary care providers, especially those that work in resource-limited small or rural practices. Medicaid programs in some states have adopted strategies to build practice capacity to care for high-need Medicaid beneficiaries through the development of local community health teams, […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    By Carrie Hanlon June 2013 It has been said (perhaps first by William Bruce Cameron), “Not everything that can be counted, counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” When it comes to state policy for health system performance improvement, a more accurate axiom might be, “What gets measured gets done”.  Leaders rely on […]

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