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Access to Care among Children with Disabilities in the MassHealth CommonHealth Buy-In Program Paper

This paper published in the  Journal of Child Health Care describes the process and results of a survey of parents and caregivers whose children with disabilities were enrolled in CommonHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid Buy-in program. Results suggest that the MassHealth CommonHealth program improves access to care for children with disabilities overall; however, the article identifies barriers to address in five domains to further improve accessibility. View the abstract for free online, and contact the Catalyst Center if you would like to view the full article.  This paper builds on a 2015 paper, about Louisiana's Medicaid Buy-in program published  in the Maternal and Child Health Journal . 
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Join the webinar for a lively discussion on the article,  Families of Children With Medical Complexity: A View From the Front Lines . The lead author and experts in the field will review the article's key content and share ways to strengthen family engagement. Audience Q&A is highly encouraged. We suggest attendees read the article prior to the event. Meg Comeau, co-principal investigator of the Catalyst Center, helped co-author the article. 

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Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs National Research Network 

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs   National Research Network  was established with the goal of creating a   national , family-engaged CYSHCN research   network . Meg Comeau, co-principal investigator of the Catalyst Center, is a member of the steering committee. 

It is a network of committed researchers, families, clinicians, and administrative and policy partners who work together strategically to accelerate the generation and application of knowledge needed to best help CYSHCN and their families. They strive to not only conduct nationally relevant health systems research, but also to increase research capacity by training emerging CYSHCN investigators.
About the Catalyst Center
The Catalyst Center, the National Center for 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.