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Co-hosted Webinar:  The Role of Title V Programs and Value-Based Purchasing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) 

In early December, the Catalyst Center and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) co-hosted a webinar on innovations that support value based purchasing (VBP) for CYSHCN.

Presentations from the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP), and the state Title V programs in Oregon and Colorado helped to define the role of Title V programs in relation to value-based purchasing arrangements, discussed specific program examples and shared lessons learned. A link to a YouTube video of the webinar, as well as the slides, are available below. 

The Catalyst Center has created a one-stop shopping resource page on our website for access to more VBP related reading, such as our " P rimer on Value-based Strategies for Improving Financing of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs" and a link to the May 2017 supplement to Pediatrics titled "Innovative Health Care Financing Strategies for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs".   
Happy New Year!
We wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy new year.  We look forward to continuing to work with you in 2018 to promote universal, continuous, and affordable coverage for all CYSHCN.
In case you missed it...
NASHP's Webinar and Issue Brief: Medicaid Quality Measurement for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs 

The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) hosted a webinar, supported by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, which delved into the opportunities and challenges for conducting quality measurement for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)

NASHP released a companion issue brief addressing this topic, as well. The brief's appendix contains additional helpful information such as case studies from three states which implemented quality measurement and improvement programs, and selected quality measure sets, surveys, and 
measure concepts for CYSHCN. 
NCSL'S Report: Improving Systems of Care for Children with Special Health Needs-Resources and Policy Options

The  National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)  recently released a brief about improving systems of care for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). This brief provides an overview of programs, funding options,national standards, data, state approaches, and policy options that states may consider to improve systems of care for CYSHCN and their families. 
About the Catalyst Center
The Catalyst Center, the National Center on 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.