Increased Reimbursement and Dedicated Funds Allow Remote Primary Care Clinics to Provide Around-the-Clock Care, Leading to Fewer Medical Evacuations and Higher Quality of Care
Five clinics in remote parts of Alaska and Washington state receive additional reimbursement from Medicare and dedicated Federal funds that allow them to provide around-the-clock care, leading to fewer medical evacuations (and associated cost savings), better quality care, and high levels of satisfaction in the communities they serve.
Case Management and Home Assessments Reduce Asthma-Related Admissions, Emergency Visits, and Missed School Days in Diverse Urban Children
Case management combined with in-home environmental assessment and remediation of environmental triggers reduce asthma-related hospitalizations, emergency department visits, missed school days, and missed parent work days in diverse, low-income urban children with asthma.
Community-Based Provider Training and Education Enhances Access to Oral Health Screenings and Fluoride Treatments for Low-Income Children
Provider training and education enhances access to oral health screening and fluoride applications for low-income and uninsured children.
Periodic Home Visits, Specialist Visits, and Followup Enhances Access and Improves Outcomes for Low-Income Children With Asthma
A pediatric asthma management program led to a significant decline in the percentage of patients with moderate to severe asthma, improved quality of life, and sizable decreases in hospitalizations and costs.
Public-Private Partnership Supports Medical Homes in Managing Medicaid Enrollees via Disease/Case Management and Other Initiatives, Leading to Higher Quality and Significant Cost Savings
A state-based, public–private partnership supports medical homes in managing the care of Medicaid managed-care enrollees, leading to higher quality and significant reductions in utilization and costs.
Customized State Medicaid Fact Sheets
This tool produces customized Medicaid fact sheets by comparing each State to the United States or to any other State in terms of demographics, health resources, and Medicaid enrollment.
Improving Outcomes for Children in Child Welfare: A Medicaid Managed Care Toolkit
This toolkit, developed by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), can help guide efforts to improve care for children in the child welfare system.
Designing an Exchange: A Toolkit for State Policymakers
This legislative toolkit can assist State policymakers with the design of health insurance exchanges, a key element of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Developing and Implementing Self-Direction Programs and Policies: A Handbook
This handbook, from the national Cash & Counseling program, provides information for State staff, policymakers, service providers, program participants, and other stakeholders about self-direction programs and policies.
Participant Experience Survey: Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities (MR/DD) Version
This survey solicits feedback from program participants with mental retardation or developmental disabilities about the services and supports they receive under the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services waiver program.