The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is the primary technical assistance provider and coordinating entity for 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 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 multiple systems.

This webinar — third in the series — described critical steps in the CME planning process, including determining: (1) the target population; (2) funding and system capacity parameters; (3) the role of Medicaid and other child-serving systems; (4) training requirements; (5) the capacity of the system to partner with families and with youth; (6) provider network issues; (7) information technology requirements; (8) quality and utilization management specifications; and (9) screening and enrollment criteria.