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Q&A: Complexity Tiering for Children with Chronic and Complex Conditions

The Lucille Packard Foundation for Children's Health, published a helpful Q&A from February's co-sponsored Complexity Tiering webinarThis webinar was  led by three of the authors of a new report,  Aligning Services with Needs: Characterizing the Pyramid of Complexity Tiering for Children with Chronic and Complex Conditions

The new question-and-answer resource features answers to participant questions from two of the report's authors. Examples of questions include, "Are there tiering tools that outpatient health systems could use for children with medical complexity?" and "How can clinicians tier their populations if they do not have access to administrative claims data?". Participants also asked questions regarding the financing of care coordination; we suggest the Catalyst Center's  Care Coordination Conundrum as a resource for those interested in further exploration of the topic. 
News you can use...
Autism Spectrum Disorder Educational Series

As part of their goal to provide information, education, tools, and resources for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), the UnitedHealthcare Special Needs Initiative has partnered with OptumHealth Education to build and deliver a year-long, 6-part accredited webinar series on autism. Participants will receive 1 free  CEU/CME per webcast.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of medical professionals; family leaders may also be interested.

Part 1 is  scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 1-2 pm ET and  will focus on overview, screening, diagnosis and treatment planning. All webcasts will be available on demand for those who cannot participate at the scheduled time.

Measure What Matters: Advancing Multidisciplinary Care Coordination in Primary and Subspecialty Care Settings

The National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) is holding a 2-part webinar series presenting real-world experiences from diverse health care providers with the common goal of capturing the value of care coordination using the Care Coordination Measurement Tool (CCMT).  

Part 1: May 10, 2018, Noon - 12:45 pm ET

Part 2: May 17, 2018, Noon - 12:45 pm ET
In case you missed it...
NASHP Medicaid Managed Care Study
The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) studied how six states designed their managed care systems to serve CYSHCN and examined some of their best practices and strategies to meet the needs of these children in this report. 
New AMCHP Resource Library

In April the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) unveiled its new searchable Resource Library. Use it to find infographics, toolkits, archived webinars, publications, learning modules, and videos on all aspects of maternal and child health. 

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.