The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is the primary technical assistance provider and coordinating entity for the three states — Maryland, Georgia, and Wyoming — awarded a CHIPRA Quality Demonstration grant by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in February 2010. The states will implement or expand the use of a Care Management Entity (CME) model to coordinate the services and supports needed by children and youth with serious behavioral health challenges involved in multiple systems and their families. The CME serves as the locus of accountability for these youth and families and is responsible for managing their care and outcomes across systems.

This webinar — first in the series — described the core functions and expected outcomes of the CME model, as well as:

  • Discussed populations for which the model is being used;
  • Provided examples of implementation variations across the country; and
  • Briefly introduced the CHCS quality framework that will guide implementation of the states’ CME objectives within the CHIPRA-funded project.