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Join Us For An Informative Webinar!

Please join the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Catalyst Center for a webinar on innovations that support value based purchasing (VBP) for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN).

Webinar Information:
The Role of Title V Programs and Value-Based Purchasing for CYSHCN
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Time: 1 pm ET; 12 Noon CT; 11 am MT; 10 am PT
Duration: One hour

The agenda will include:
  • Introduction by LCDR Leticia Manning, MPH, MCHB/HRSA project officer
  • Role of Title V programs with Value-Based Purchasing arrangements
  • Lessons Learned; Examples from state programs
  • Opportunities for collaboration
  • Time for questions and for participants to share innovative VBP models in practice in their states.
Panel Participants:
  • Meg Comeau, MHA, Senior Project Director, Center for Advancing Health Policy and Practice Boston University School of Public Health
  • Stacy Collins, MSW, Associate Director, Health Systems Transformation, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP)
  •  Alison J. Martin, Ph.D., Assessment & Evaluation Coordinator, Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs
  • Jennie Munthali, MPH, Section Manager, Colorado, CYSHCN Section, Children, Youth and Families Branch
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State Statutes & Regulations on Dietary Treatment of Disorders Identified through Newborn Screening - Request for Updates

With support from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, the Catalyst Center created a  State Statutes and Regulations on Dietary Treatment of Disorders Identified through Newborn Screening chart that provides information about state-specific legislation that mandates the coverage of medically necessary foods by employer-sponsored health insurance.   Coverage of medically necessary foods and related services by Medicaid, CHIP and other publicly-funded programs such as WIC, Title V, or relief funds are also described.

The chart was last formally updated in November 2016, and the Catalyst Center is calling on our partners to help us by providing any updated information about statutes and regulations from their state or region in order to help keep the chart as up-to-date as possible. Thank you in advance for sharing your support and expertise on this important topic. 

Please send any comments, questions, or updates to our Medical Foods Chart to  cyshcn@bu.edu
 
In case you missed it...
New interactive website for the National Standards for Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, Version 2.0

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs recently released a new interactive website for the National Standards for Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, Version 2.0. 

This tool strives to serve the nation's 14.2 million children and youth with special health care needs. Version 2.0 of the National Standards for Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs sets the core components for the structure and process of effective systems of care while streamlining content for easier use by states and stakeholders. 
About the Catalyst Center
The Catalyst Center, the National Center on Health Insurance Coverage and Financing of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, is supported by HRSA of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U41MC13618, Health Insurance and Financing/CSHCN ($473,000 annually). This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. LCDR Leticia Manning, MPH, MCHB/HRSA Project Officer.