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Children with Special Needs

Children with special needs can benefit significantly if they are linked to a medical home that can ensure consistent and personalized care. CHCS resources provide best practice examples to help states and health plans design programs for children with special needs.

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ValueOptions New Jersey: Shortening Residential Care Stays for Teens

Through CHCS' Best Clinical and Administrative Practices workgroup Improving Managed Care Quality for Adolescents with Serious Behavioral Health Disorders, ValueOptions New Jersey set a goal to identify and reduce the number of children remaining in out-of-home treatment settings who are ready to be discharged.

February 2006 Case Studies

Partnering with Health Plans to Improve Child Development Services

Download resources from this CHCS webinar, which addressed health plan best practices for enhancing child development services in Medicaid managed care.
December 2005 Webinar Resources

Collaborating for Effective Health Systems for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in New Mexico

Officials at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center convened a workgroup to identify the appropriate mix of services for children with ASD and determine how to finance these services within New Mexico's Medicaid managed care program.
April 2005 Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools

Improving Managed Care for Children with Special Needs: A BCAP Toolkit

This Toolkit includes a process for implementing quality improvement projects for caring for children with special needs; strategies for identification, stratification, outreach, and intervention, including plan case studies; and tools from workgroup participants
October 2004 Toolkits

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