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Infographic: Inequities In Coverage And Financing of Care For CYSHCN

The Catalyst Center has created a one-page infographic illustrating important elements of inequities in coverage and financing of care for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). This infographic touches on several subgroups that are less likely to be adequately insured and face a greater risk for adverse health effects as a result.

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 inequities in coverage and  financing of care  for CYSHCN are listed at the bottom of the infographic.
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New Fact Sheet: Behavioral Health Homes for Children

Developed by the National Academy for State Health Policy and the National Center for Medical Home Implementation, this fact sheet provides information on federal health home requirements and flexibilities and highlights three examples of successful state pediatric behavioral health home programs. This fact sheet supports states' utilization of a systems approach and showcases how state Medicaid agencies can improve care delivery and outcomes for children while containing costs.
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Coordinating All Resources Effectively (CARE) Award Executive Summary

The CARE Award is the largest study of care for children  with medical complexity delivered in hospital-based complex care clinics at children's hospitals and community-based primary care practices to improve care coordination and ensure a high quality of care across all settings.

The Children's Hospital Association is actively sharing results, evidence-based learnings, and best practices from the three years of the award with the goal of spreading care improvements for children with medical complexity and their families across all care settings. The executive summary highlights opportunities and challenges for providers, states, and managed care organizations working together.
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The Georgetown Center for Children and Families Discusses the Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model

CMS announced in late August that it is launching a new funding opportunity this fall as part of a multi-prong response to the opioid crisis. A  recent Georgetown Center for Children and Families blog explained the Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model, which aims to improve quality of care for children covered by Medicaid and CHIP through prevention, early identification, and treatment of behavioral and physical health needs.

The blog also references resources on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website, such as a helpful fact sheet that explores the what, who, how, and why of the new model. 

If you are interested in receiving updates and announcements about the InCK Model, beginning October 15, CMS will distribute any new information via a CMS  listserv, click here to subscribe .

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.