Care Coordination

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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  • Project scope refers to a range of model design characteristics, including targeted providers, targeted beneficiary population, scope of services provided, and methodology for assigning beneficiaries to the model.   Alabama Eligible Patient Population: Alabama Medicaid plans to directly contract with regional care organizations (RCOs) for the majority of the Medicaid population (approximately 800,000 beneficiaries). The […]

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    August 21, 2012 | Filed under: Care Coordination
  • Publications

    With support from The Commonwealth Fund, five state Medicaid agencies in the third Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD III) learning collaborative partnered with primary care practices and community providers to improve care coordination for young children identified with potential developmental delay. Some ABCD states developed quality improvement projects to improve care coordination that […]

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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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  • Publications

    How can states help primary care providers (PCPs) and community service providers coordinate care? In NASHP’s third Assuring Better Child Health and Development learning collaborative (ABCD III), five state teams (AR, IL, OK, OR, and MN) have piloted projects to systematize care coordination between PCPs of young children with potential developmental delay and community providers, […]

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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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  • Publications

    This paper reflects the conversations and considerations of a focus group of 18 individuals representing persons with disabilities and their advocates and State and Federal officials. Convened to review the National Academy for State Health Policy’s recent publication, A Guide to Federal Programs for People With Disabilities, the group was invited to muse about how […]

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  • Publications

    States have demonstrated that it is possible to improve care for the elderly and contain costs at the same time. Notable examples of this success are the creative home- and community-based waiver and state-funded programs operating in Wisconsin, Oregon and Washington, which have shown that people who are nursing home certifiable can be given the […]

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    April 26, 2012 | Filed under: Care Coordination, Medicaid, Publications
  • Webinars

    Community-based teams can help medical home providers offer primary care that is coordinated, whole-person oriented, and integrated with local community resources.  Nine states are now making payments to community-based practice support teams, and others are exploring possibilities for launching teams in the near future.  Webcast attendees will hear from program leaders in Alabama, Michigan, and […]

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  • Publications

    This is the second in the series of Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) III Innovation Briefs. This new brief focuses on the web-based referral and tracking system (“web portal”) that Oklahoma has built into its pre-existing Preventive Services Reminder System. The state designed this web portal to improve care coordination for children with […]

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