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State Strategies for Shared Plans of Care to Improve Care Coordination for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Care coordination is an essential component of care for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). When successfully implemented, it can improve care, reduce costs, avoid fragmented and duplicative care, and improve family functioning and satisfaction. As states work to provide quality care coordination, many are adopting shared plans of care (SPoC) to […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog
    Why Shared Plans of Care Are Critical to Coordinated Care and How States Are Implementing Them

    Why Shared Plans of Care Are Critical to Coordinated Care and How States Are Implementing Them

    Children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) can require significant care coordination across a continuum of health and social services. Improved care coordination for CYSHCN can lead to better outcomes for CYSHCN, as well as cost savings for states. To achieve those goals, state Medicaid agencies and Title V CYSHCN programs are increasingly […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog
    How States Can Improve Access to Care for Children Under the Medicaid Managed Care Rule

    How States Can Improve Access to Care for Children Under the Medicaid Managed Care Rule

    Next month, states face new federal requirements for establishing and maintaining Medicaid managed care provider networks. As they work to comply with these new rules, states have an opportunity to strengthen access to care for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). Medicaid and requirements, which address how enrollees access care and the […]

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  • Publications
    States Work to Improve Care for Children with Special Health Needs with Quality Measurement

    States Work to Improve Care for Children with Special Health Needs with Quality Measurement

    Improving the quality of care that children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) receive is a growing priority for state Medicaid programs. However, many quality improvement efforts are in their infancy as states work to overcome the challenges of measuring and assessing care quality for this vulnerable population. NASHP, with support from the […]

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  • Maps
    State Medicaid Managed Care Program Design for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

    State Medicaid Managed Care Program Design for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

    The three maps below are interactive. Click on each state for details.

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  • Maps,Toolkits
    EPSDT Resources to Improve Medicaid for Children and Adolescents

    EPSDT Resources to Improve Medicaid for Children and Adolescents

    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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