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‘Identify, Stratify, and Target:' Taking National Level Analysis of Multimorbidity Patterns to the Local Level in Massachusetts

November 2012 — Identifying and targeting interventions toward high-need, high-cost Medicaid beneficiaries is one strategy employed by states and health plans to improve the quality…

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A “High-Touch” Approach to Improving Oral Health for Newark Children

March 2010 — CHCS' New Jersey Smiles initiative engaged the state Medicaid agency, health plans, and other regional partners to improve access to dental care among low-i…

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Alameda Alliance for Health: Leading a Collaborative Effort Against Asthma

November 2005 — This participant in CHCS' California Asthma Collaborative has realized significant gains in its quality measures for children with asthma as a r…

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Arkansas Charts a Course for HIE and Quality Reporting

August 2010 — Arkansas' Regional Quality Improvement program established a statewide health information exchange and a multi-payer quality measurement reporting strategy …

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Collaborating to Improve Birth Outcomes in New Jersey

October 2007 — In 2006, the five health plans in New Jersey began collaborating with the state Medicaid program and other stakeholders to standardize methods for identifying high-r…

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Early Child Development Services Can Nip Problems in the Bud

July 2005 — Through participation in the Enhancing Child Development Services in Medicaid Managed Care BCAP workgroup, CommunityCARE of Louisiana, the state's primary care…

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

February 2013 — This spotlight highlights UPMC Community Care, a new program for Medicare beneficiaries with serious mental illness in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The p…

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Hudson Health Plan: Improving Preventive and Dental Care for Adults in Need

November 2005 — Hudson Health Plan set a goal to improve primary and dental care for adults with special care needs as part of a Best Clinical and Administrative Practices workgro…

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Improving Developmental Screening: One Child at a Time

September 2004 — Molina Healthcare of Michigan improved EPSDT and early childhood development screening rates using the BCAP Quality Framework in a pilot program at 11 provider pra…

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

October 2012 — This profile tells the story of Shervene, one of the many Medicaid beneficiaries who benefited from improved care coordination and integrated services through Pennsy…

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Improving Medicaid High-Risk Care Management Overview: King County Care Partners

November 2012 — This profile tells the story of Darlene, one of the many Medicaid beneficiaries in Washington State who benefited from improved care coordination and integrated serv…

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Inland Empire Health Plan: Using Performance Incentives to Improve Preventive and Chronic Care

March 2006 — Inland Empire Health Plan, a nonprofit HMO in California's Riverside and San Bernardino counties, is a veteran among Medicaid health plans in its use of provider inc…

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Innovation Team Member Bios

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Interpreting Success: One Consumer at a Time

October 2005 — Through a Covering Kids and Families Access Initiative Grant, the Buncombe County, North Carolina Department of Social Services identified and addressed …

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Johns Hopkins Healthcare: Demonstrating a Return on Investment for Integrated Substance Abuse Treatment and Medical Care Management

September 2006 — As a participant in CHCS' Business Case for Quality in Medicaid Managed Care initiative, Johns Hopkins Healthcare achieved cost savings and reduced hospital…

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L.A. Care Health Plan: Bridging the Language Gap

May 2005 — L.A. Care Health Plan, through CHCS' BCAP initiative to Improve Health Care Quality for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Populations, focused on i…

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Measurably Improving Care for Kids with Asthma

May 2005 — Through increased use of appropriate medications, Asthma Action Cards, and personalized action plans, Family Health Partners achieved a 40 percent reduction in ast…

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Medicaid Value Program Case Studies

August 2007 — The following case studies describe the interventions that were tested by each of the 10 Medicaid Value Program grantees to improve care for a targeted subg…

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Molina Healthcare of Michigan's Step-by-Step Improvement in Early Childhood Assessment

November 2004 — This case study describes how Molina Healthcare of Michigan applied the BCAP Quality Framework to improve EPSDT rates and early childhood developmental screening for…

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

December 2012 — This profile details experiences of New York's Chronic Illness Demonstration Project, which included six regional pilots focused on improving care for Medicaid benef…

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