West Virginia

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

    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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  • Four More States Submit Bills to Import Prescription Drugs from Canada
    State Health Policy Blog

    As states pursue a wide range of legislation to address rising drug costs, four more states have joined Utah and Vermont to introduce bills to import prescription drugs from Canada through a state-run, wholesale operation. This market-based approach to providing more affordable medicines from Canada, where prescription drugs cost on average 30 percent less than […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    When it comes to prevention, identification, and mitigation of public health crises states are at the forefront. These crises require a multi-sector state agency approach as often they disproportionally impact disadvantaged communities and are linked with challenging social determinants of health. The conversation regarding preparation and mitigation of these disasters has received increased national attention […]

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  • State of State speeches provide governors with an opportunity to highlight recent policy successes as well as outline key plans and issue areas of focus for the coming year. These speeches are generally strong indicators of governors’ main priorities and sometimes also include specific proposal suggestions and funding recommendations for deliberation by legislatures. Currently, 31 […]

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  • The West Virginia Bureau of Medical Services (Medicaid) has actively partnered with the multi-stakeholder West Virginia Health Improvement Institute (WVHII) to promote medical home development. Recently, West Virginia completed a two-year Medical Home Performance Incentive Pilot developed by the WVHII’s Measurement Work Group. Three payers, including a Medicaid managed care plan and the state employee […]

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    April 1, 2014 | Filed under: West Virginia
  • In West Virginia: As of July 1, 2011, there were 326,749 beneficiaries enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program, 166,555 of whom were enrolled in one of three commercial managed care organizations through Medicaid’s Mountain Health Trust managed care program. Physical and oral health services are provided through the Medicaid MCOs; beneficiaries who do not voluntarily […]

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    November 5, 2013 | Filed under: West Virginia
  • 2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – West Virginia 2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – West Virginia 2010 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – West Virginia 2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – West Virginia Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the West Virginia NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: West […]

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    December 6, 2012 | Filed under: West Virginia
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    August 21, 2012 | Filed under: West Virginia
  • Federal resources from MITA, ARRA, and ONC will be sought by West Virginia. The state also plans to charge user fees. Refer to pages 44-47 of the state Strategic Plan.

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    March 31, 2010 | Filed under: West Virginia