This month, we feature a new NASHP fact sheet: Vermont Uses an Accountable Care Organization Model to Promote Developmental Screenings during Well Child Visits. Vermont’s Medicaid Next Generation Model Accountable Care Model (ACO) program is designed to increase developmental screening of young children during their well-child visits in order to identify and treat development delays, improve care, and contain costs. Strategies for improving screening rates in young children can also be found in Vermont’s Improving Population Health Outcomes Prevention Change Packages.
This month, NASHP features Transforming Pediatrics to Support Population Health: Recommendations for Practice Changes and How to Pay for Them, a report that reflects the recommendations of a study group convened in 2018 by the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut and the Connecticut Health Foundation. This multi-stakeholder group considered opportunities and challenges in reforming payment for pediatric primary care to better support population health, health equity, and better connect pediatric primary care with community-based services that support health promotion. Check out other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center. Submit new resources to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each month, NASHP’s Healthy Child Development State Resource Center features a resource highlighting the role of screening, referral and care coordination for healthy child development.
This month’s feature is a NASHP brief The Nuts and Bolts of Medicaid Reimbursement for Developmental Screening: Insights from Georgia, Minnesota, and North Carolina
Periodic developmental screening is a key strategy in promoting children’s healthy growth and development. Early identification of possible developmental delays in children and timely referral and treatment can prevent more severe issues and significant costs. This brief highlights how Medicaid agencies play an important role in monitoring children’s development through developmental screening reimbursement policies. Setting reimbursement rates for screening; recommending or requiring certain screening tools; specifying the administration of developmental screenings; and leveraging Medicaid managed care contracts are a few strategies NASHP uncovered in its research. This new brief examines developmental screening reimbursement policies in Georgia, Minnesota, and North Carolina.
If you have a resource you’d like NASHP to post in the Resource Center or feature in the future, please email email@example.com. The Healthy Child Development State Resource Center is supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Each month, NASHP’s new Healthy Child Development State Resource Center will feature a resource highlighting the role of screening, referral and care coordination for healthy child development.
This month’s feature is NASHP’s latest brief, State Medicaid and Early Intervention Agency Partnerships to Promote Healthy Child Development.
This brief, developed in partnership with the Alliance for Early Success, summarizes policy lessons from Connecticut, Illinois, and Oregon on supporting healthy child development through interagency collaboration and coordination. This research provides concrete examples of policies, strategies, and lessons for local and state level collaboration to support healthy child development.
If you have a resource you’d like NASHP to post in the Resource Center or feature in the future, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Resource Center is supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.