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Infographic: Care Coordination for CYSHCN

The Catalyst Center has created a one-page infographic illustrating important elements of care coordination for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). This infographic provides an overview of what care coordination can look like and why it's crucial for CYSHCN.

This is part of a series of infographics exploring key focus areas in the world of health care financing and coverage for CYSHCN. These one-pagers are a visually appealing and easy way to share information about the system of care for CYSHCN with stakeholders. Resources for further exploration about care coordination  for CYSHCN are listed at the bottom of the infographic.
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Job Opening: Catalyst Center Senior Program Manager

The BU School of Social Work is looking for a full-time Senior Program Manager to work in the Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health on The Catalyst Center project. Under the direction of the Project PI and using the annual work-plan as a guide, the Senior Program Manager ensures achievement of major goals and objectives within the scope and time frame of the projects through day-to-day administration of and direction for the project, as well as coordination of subcontractor's technical assistance training and coaching to state teams. This person has four core responsibilities: 1) day-to-day coordination of the project team including staff and subcontractors, 2) supports and monitors subcontractor progress and performance, 3) directs on-going assessment and project evaluation and 4) coordinate with project partners to develop and deliver technical assistance and training. This person will be expected to travel within the United States.
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American Academy Of Pediatrics Reaffirms Care Coordination Policy Statement And Offers Implementation Resource For Pediatric Clinicians

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently reaffirmed its policy statement on care coordination. For pediatric clinicians, care coordination is an important component of the medical home model and has been shown to improve family and provider satisfaction, facilitate a child's access to services, and improve health care outcomes. The policy statement has laid the foundation for various care coordination tools and resources developed collaboratively by the National Center for Care Coordination Technical Assistance (NCCCTA) and the National Center for Medical Home Implementation.

These free resources include:
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Webinar:  A Conversation On Ethical Considerations For A Fair And Effective Health Care System

What ethical considerations should guide the design and evaluation of systems of care for children with medical complexity? There are inevitable trade offs that any complex health care system must confront when attempting to achieve multiple worthy goals, from benefiting individual patients and families and securing fair distribution of benefits across populations, to operating in a manner that is transparent and free from conflicts and interests. 

On Wednesday, Oct 24th from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT), join the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health for a lively discussion on the article, Ethical Framework for Risk Stratification and Mitigation Programs for Children With Medical Complexity. In this conversation the lead author and experts in the field will share recommendations that help ensure programs for children with medical complexity avoid potentially ethically problematic situations and practices.
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New Report On Value-Based Payment For Health Care Transition For Pediatric And Adult Health Systems

Pediatric-to-adult transitional care is the subject of increased national attention as evidence mounts that structured processes to ensure a planned and coordinated transition from pediatric to adult care are seldom in place in the US. Without a structured process, evaluation studies find poorer health outcomes, consumer dissatisfaction and worry, and increased emergency room and hospital costs. Data from the 2016 National Survey of Children's Health reveal that 85% of youth with and without chronic conditions have not received guidance about HCT from their health care providers.

A major barrier impeding adoption of recommended transition services is lack of payment incentives for both pediatric and adult clinicians. To address this gap, the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health funded The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health to convene a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders to develop recommendations for pediatric-to-adult transition value-based payment (VBP) strategies and quality measures. Results and recommendations from this roundtable meeting are presented in a new report, Recommendations for Value-Based Transition Payment for Pediatric and Adult Health Care Systems.  Meg Comeau, Catalyst Center Principal Investigator, was one of the round table participants. 
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Seeking Your Input...
The Council On Medical Student Education In Pediatrics Is Seeking Family Input On What Doctors Should Know In Caring For Children

The Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) is revising its General Pediatric Curriculum. The curriculum includes "The skills, attitudes, and knowledge that every doctor must know and do to safely and compassionately care for children." The Council is asking for input from parents/caregivers who have int eracted with physicians caring for children on what caregivers feel are the crucial components all physicians needs to know to care for children. It will take approximately 5 minute s to complete the survey.
Disaster Preparedness Survey For Parents And Caregivers 

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Key Provisions Of Legislation Extending Federal Funding For CHIP

Recently the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a letter to state health officials describing some key provisions of the HEALTHY KIDS and ACCESS Acts that are related to the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as well as other children's coverage and quality provisions.
About the Catalyst Center
This project (U1TMC31757) is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $500,000, with no financing by nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government; Project Officer Sarah Beth McLellan.