resource Strengthening Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports in an Evolving Policy Environment: A Toolkit for States

Long-term services and supports (LTSS) enable more than 12 million people to meet their personal care needs and live with dignity and independence in a variety of community and institutional settings. With Medicaid LTSS expenditures of more than $154 billion annually and the aging population projected to grow 18 percent by 2020, the increasing demand… Read more »

March 2019
news Aligning, Leveraging Medicaid Across Sectors to Improve Early Childhood

An infant is born into poverty, and then later, as a young child, may interact with multiple different government agencies and systems — not only Medicaid, but also perinatal health care, early intervention, child care, preschool education, and more. This blog post, from the American Journal of Managed Care’s (AJMC) In Focus Blog, features CHCS’… Read more »

March 2019
resource Building the Business Case and Value-Based Payment Models for Enhanced Medication Management

 For people with complex health and social needs who also have complicated drug regimens, pharmacists can provide patient-centered, enhanced medication management services in coordination with other providers aimed at reducing risks and improving outcomes. However, due to many pharmacy and drug services being carved out from other medical services within health plans, it can… Read more »

March 2019
project Aligning Early Childhood and Medicaid

The health care system is often the first social sector to connect with the at-risk population of infants in low-income families. With Medicaid covering more than half of all births in many states, and 40 percent of children nationwide, state Medicaid leadership is particularly well-positioned to spur innovations that can improve outcomes for young children… Read more »

February 2019
news States Join National Initiative to Align Early Childhood and Medicaid to Improve Outcomes for At-Risk Children

Hamilton, NJ, February 27, 2019 – The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) today announced that eight states — Colorado, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington — will join Aligning Early Childhood and Medicaid, a multi-state initiative aimed at improving the health and social outcomes of low-income infants, young children,… Read more »

February 2019
resource Opportunities for Complex Care Programs to Address the Social Determinants of Health

Traditionally, payers, policymakers, and consumers have looked to the health care system to improve health outcomes. More recently, however, attention has shifted toward a broader approach that includes cross-sector collaboration to address the social, economic, and environmental factors impacting individual and population health, and providing opportunities to improve health equity. This brief explores opportunities to… Read more »

February 2019
resource Using Health Homes to Integrate Care for Dually Eligible Individuals: Washington State’s Experiences

To provide more integrated, coordinated care for its residents who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, Washington State is operating a demonstration under the Financial Alignment Initiative offered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This health home-based, managed fee-for-service demonstration carefully targets dually eligible beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions and high costs…. Read more »

February 2019
resource Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma

As trauma-informed care continues to gain traction, more and more providers are beginning to screen patients for exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma. However, variation exists regarding when and how to screen in both adult and pediatric populations. This technical assistance tool offers various approaches and considerations for screening adults and children for… Read more »

February 2019
project Help Me Grow: Return on Investment Analysis

Early universal surveillance and screening can benefit children at risk of not reaching developmental milestones, achieving kindergarten readiness, and/or developing strong social and emotional health, all of which can impact long-term success throughout school and later in life. The Help Me Grow National Center supports communities across the country in promoting the early identification of… Read more »

January 2019
resource Introducing the Blueprint for Complex Care: Opportunities to Advance the Field

 Health care innovators across the country are pioneering new approaches to provide better care at lower cost for people with complex health and social needs. Advancing the field of complex care and dramatically improving care delivery for the nation’s most vulnerable patients, however, cannot be achieved by one organization alone. The recently released Blueprint… Read more »

January 2019