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Breaking the Link Between Special Health Care Needs and Financial Hardship

Authors: Second edition (2017), Dworetzky, B., Wilson, K., Koppelman, E., Comeau, M., Charmchi, P., Ablavsky, E., Epstein, S., Bachman, S., First edition (2009):, Comeau, M., Tobias, C., Bachman, S., Jantz, K., Epstein, S., Allen, D., Hess, C.

Date: 2017

Project: The Catalyst Center

Keywords: CYSHCN, Financial Hardship, Financing

Having health insurance doesn’t automatically protect families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) from financial hardship. In the first edition of Breaking the Link, produced in 2009, the Catalyst Center identified three pathways that lead to financial hardship and medical debt, with examples from the lives of real families. In the second edition, produced in 2017, we revisit the impact that health care financing and coverage gaps have on the lives of real families and highlight innovative policy solutions that can improve the system of care for CYSHCN.

Slides from the accompanying webinar that took place on April 26, 2017 are also available.

Refining Our Understanding of Value-based Insurance Design and High Cost Sharing on Children

Authors: Ellis, R., Bachman, S., Tan, H.

Date: 2017

Project: The Catalyst Center

Keywords: CYSHCN, Financing

There is significant concern about the financial burdens of new insurance plan designs on families, particularly families with children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). With value-based insurance design (VBID) plans growing in popularity, this study examined the implications of selected VBID cost-sharing features on children.

This article was part of a May 2017 supplement in Pediatrics, produced by the Catalyst Center and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The Catalyst Center staff along with colleagues from the AAP presented a webinar with key highlights from each of the Pediatrics supplement papers.  

A Primer on Value-based Strategies for Improving Financing of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Authors: Comeau, M., Bachman, S.

Date: 2017

Project: The Catalyst Center

Keywords: CYSHCN, Financing, Health Reform, Maternal and Child Health

Value-based purchasing and value-based insurance design are gaining increasing attention as strategies for reducing health care spending and improving health outcomes – “value” being the operative concept. However, there is not enough evidence to date regarding the effectiveness of these strategies; what does exist is primarily focused on interventions impacting adults. This primer focuses on opportunities to increase value in spending on health services for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) through select alternative payment mechanisms and delivery innovations, and potential roles for Title V and family leaders in these efforts.

Models of Care: Building a Medical Home for Multiple Diagnosed HIV-Positive Homeless Populations Implementation Manuals

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Date: 2017

Project: Med-HEART

Keywords: Behavioral health, Homelessness, Medical Home

Each demonstration SPNS project has created a manual that outlines the model of care developed as part of the initiative Building a Medical Home for Multiple Diagnosed HIV-Positive Homeless Populations.

Medical Home SPNS demonstration sites: one-page overview

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Date: 2017

Project: Med-HEART

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Medical Home