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Leveraging Title V Partnerships to Advance National Performance Measure # 15: Adequate Health Insurance

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) encourages state Title V programs to partner with families, consumer groups, and others to advance their chosen National Performance Measures (NPMs). As the MCHB-funded national center for health insurance and financing of care, the Catalyst Center researches and disseminates state-level financing strategies aimed at improving health insurance coverage for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). Our work aligns with NPM #15: "Adequate Insurance Coverage:  percent of children ages 0 through 17 who are adequately insured." This policy brief describes Title V, family leader organization, and Medicaid partnerships that can help states make progress on improving access to adequate insurance for CYSHCN.

Webinar slides and recording: Innovative Health Care Financing Strategies for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs: a supplement to the May 2017 issue of Pediatrics

T he  Catalyst Center  and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) produced a special supplement to Pediatrics on value-based purchasing (VBP) and value-based insurance design (VBID) and their potential implications for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). Read the  supplement , available to all free of charge.

In this June 13, 2017 webinar, Catalyst Center staff, along with colleagues from the AAP, presented an overview of VBP/VBID and their potential implications for CYSHCN, the perspective of families of CYSHCN on value and quality, key highlights from each of the  Pediatrics supplement papers, and recommended resources.
Spoiler alert!

Want to know more about improving health care financing for CYSHCN? A primer for readers who are new to payment and delivery reform is coming soon. 
In case you missed it:
National Title V Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program Profile 

Based on a survey of state and territorial agencies that provide services with federal Title V funding , AMCHP has created a report that provides insight into the structure and strengths of CYSHCN programs, the roles they play in systems of care, their partnerships, financing of care, and emerging issues. 
About the Catalyst Center
The Catalyst Center, the National Center for Health Insurance and Financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U41MC13618, $473,000. This information or content and conclusions are those of the Catalyst Center staff 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.