Care Coordination

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

    Care Coordination: If we don’t measure it, does it exist?

    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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  • Webinars

    State Strategies to Measure 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

    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

    Maintenance of Certification: ABCD III State Efforts to Capitalize on an Incentive for Quality Improvement

    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

    Quality Improvement Techniques to Improve Care Coordination: An Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) Webinar

    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

    Policies for Care Coordination Across Systems: Lessons from ABCD III

    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

    Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Accessing Early Intervention Services

    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

    Coordinating Services With and For Persons with Disabilities: A Challenge for State Government

    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

    Managing Care for Older Beneficiaries of Medicaid and Medicare: Prospects and Pitfalls

    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