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National Study Reveals Gaps in Care, High Behavioral Health Costs for Children Enrolled in Medicaid

December 12, 2013

Former Secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Estelle Richman joins Center for Health Care Strategies Board of Trustees

November 13, 2013

The Center for Health Care Strategies announces the appointment of Estelle Richman, former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, to its Board of Trustees.

Seven Medicaid Directors Selected for Medicaid Leadership Institute Class of 2014

July 1, 2013

Seven Medicaid directors have been chosen to participate as fellows in the 2014 class of the Medicaid Leadership Institute.

Leading Health Care Innovators Seek Collective Impact for Medicaid ‘Super-Utilizers'

May 23, 2013

The Complex Care Innovation Lab is bringing together national experts to collectively design new ways to improve care and control costs for individuals with complex needs receiving publicly financed health care.

Project Spotlights

Extending Lessons from a Medicaid Pilot to Improve Care for Medicare and Dual Eligible Beneficiaries

February 28, 2013

This spotlight highlights UPMC Community Care, a new program for Medicare beneficiaries with serious mental illness in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The program, which integrates physical and behavioral health care for enrollees, is based on a model of care piloted through CHCS' Rethinking Care Program.

New York's Chronic Illness Demonstration Project: Lessons for Health Homes

December 19, 2012

This profile from the Center for Health Care Strategies details experiences of the CIDP initiative, which included six regional pilots focused on improving care for Medicaid beneficiaries with chronic physical and behavioral health needs.

Improving Medicaid Care Management for People with Serious Mental Illness in Pennsylvania

October 1, 2012

This profile tells the story of Shervene, one of the many Medicaid beneficiaries who benefited from improved care coordination and integrated services through Pennsylvania's Serious Mental Illness (SMI) Innovations Project. It provides a first-hand perspective of the pilot effort which was designed to integrate physical and behavioral health care services for adult Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illness and co-occurring physical health conditions.

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