CHCS is the primary technical assistance provider and coordinating entity for three states awarded a CHIPRA Quality Demonstration grant by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The states are implementing or expanding use of a Care Management Entity (CME) model to coordinate services and supports for children and youth with serious behavioral health challenges and their families. This technical assistance webinar series is supporting states in design and implementation of the model. The rebroadcasts below can be instructive to other states interested in developing a CME.

These webinars were developed under grant CFDA 93.767 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.


CME Considerations for Serving Youth in Transition

This webinar addressed what CMEs need to consider in adapting services and supports when working with transition-age youth. June 2012

Psychotropic Medication

This webinar provided an overview of the current landscape related to efforts to improve psychotropic medication management and prescribing practices for youth, particularly those involved with child welfare. January 2012

Reengineering Residential Treatment

This webinar described the Building Bridges Initiative, and highlighted the experience of a New Jersey residential treatment provider in changing its philosophy and service delivery model. December 2011

Coordination with Primary Care

This webinar highlighted the experiences of two CMEs — Wraparound Milwaukee and the former Massachusetts Mental Health Services Program for Youth — in their efforts to identify and engage primary care providers, establish a medical home for children served by CMEs, coordinate behavioral and physical health care, and provide greater oversight for psychotropic medications. October 2011

Family and Youth Peer Support in Care Management Entities

This webinar highlighted two statewide models of family and youth peer support, in Arizona and Massachusetts. September 2011

Determining CME Costs to Inform Financing

This webinar explains approaches to analyzing and determining the various costs associated with CMEs, including service, care coordination, administrative, and start-up costs; and describes how to build population-based cost projections to inform the determination of capitation and case rates. June 2011

Role of Mobile Response and Stabilization Services to Support Care Management Entities

This webinar featured new, innovative models of mobile response and stabilization. May 2011

Telemental Health Strategies for Care Management Entities

This webinar explored telemental health strategies for CMEs. August 2010

Utilization, Quality, and Information Management in Care Management Entities

This webinar described strategies for managing utilization and quality of services for populations served by CMEs, as well as information management systems to support a data-driven approach. August 2010

High-Quality Wraparound and the Roles of Supervision, Training, and Coaching in Care Management Entities

This 90-minute webinar explored critical components of high quality wraparound and intensive care coordination within a Care Management Entity serving children with complex challenges and their families. July 2010

Financing Options for Care Management Entities

This webinar described CME financing issues and options, highlighting the financing of four CME models. June 2010

Critical Planning Steps to Implement a Care Management Entity Approach

This webinar described nine critical steps in the CME planning process. June 2010

Care Management Entities: A Primer

This webinar presented the core functions and expected outcomes of the CME model, discussed populations for which the model is being used, and provided examples of implementation variations across the country. May 2010