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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

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.
November 13, 2013

Seven Medicaid Directors Selected for Medicaid Leadership Institute Class of 2014

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

July 1, 2013

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

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.
May 23, 2013

New Senior Program Officers Join CHCS' Expert Team

The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is pleased to welcome two new senior program officers to its expert team.
October 12, 2012

Medicaid Pilot Program Demonstrates Decrease in Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations for Patients with Serious Mental Illness

Pilot findings inform state efforts to integrate physical and behavioral health services with the goal of improving care and controlling costs for a high-need Medicaid population.
October 1, 2012

Seven States Join National Effort to Advance Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations

Initiative will assist states in developing accountable care approaches that link payment with higher quality care at the practice level for high-need, high-cost Medicaid beneficiaries.
July 19, 2012

Leadership Changes on Center for Health Care Strategies Board of Trustees

CHCS welcomes Jesús Amadeo as new Chairman of its Board of Trustees. Mr. Amadeo, who joined CHCS' Board in 2002, is Senior Vice President for Core Services and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at MDRC in New York City. Also joining CHCS' Board is Keith Wailoo, PhD, Townsend Martin Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University.

June 27, 2012

New Options for States to Improve Health Care for Individuals who are Homeless with Chronic and Complex Health Needs

Brief outlines opportunities for designing Medicaid care management services focused on improving health outcomes and lowering costs by reducing hospitalizations and other crisis services.
June 6, 2012

Six States to Participate in National Initiative to Improve the Use of Psychotropic Medications among Children in Foster Care

Initiative will assist states in addressing the misuse of psychotropic medications in this population of children in child welfare.

April 12, 2012

Former New Jersey Governor James J. Florio joins Center for Health Care Strategies Board of Trustees

The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) announces the appointment of the Hon. James J. Florio, former governor of New Jersey, to its Board of Trustees.

November 16, 2011

CHCS Releases Web-Based Return on Investment Forecasting Calculator for Health Homes and Medical Homes

New online tool developed to assist states and health plans in estimating the return on investment for new patient-centered care models.

May 17, 2011

Profiles of State Innovation Series Highlights Critical Opportunities to Overhaul the Nation's Long-Term Care Delivery System

Through support from The SCAN Foundation, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) developed a set of Profiles of State Innovation Roadmaps that synthesize lessons from states for better managing the complex array of long-term supports and services. 

November 22, 2010

Center for Health Care Strategies Expands Senior Leadership Team

CHCS is pleased to announce that Carolyn Ingram, the former director of New Mexico's Medicaid program, will join the organization as a senior vice president, effective September 1, 2010.

August 31, 2010

Center for Health Care Strategies to Coordinate CHIPRA-Funded Collaborative for Children with Serious Behavioral Health Needs

CHCS will serve as the coordinating entity for a multi-state collaborative to improve quality and reduce costs for children with serious behavioral health needs. The effort will be funded by one of 10 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) grants announced Tuesday (February 23).

February 25, 2010
 

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