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Medical Home SPNS demonstration sites: one-page overview

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Date: 2017

Project: Med-HEART

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Medical Home

Leveraging Title V Partnerships to Advance National Performance Measure # 15: Adequate Health Insurance

Authors: Dworetzky, B.

Date: 2017

Project: The Catalyst Center

Keywords: CYSHCN, Financing, Maternal and Child Health, Oral Health Care

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) encourages state Title V programs to partner with families, consumer groups, and others to advance their chosen National Performance Measures (NPMs). As the MCHB-funded national center for health insurance and financing of care, the Catalyst Center researches and disseminates state-level financing strategies aimed at improving health insurance coverage for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). Our work aligns with NPM #15: “Adequate Insurance Coverage: percent of children ages 0 through 17 who are adequately insured.” This policy brief describes Title V, family leader organization, and Medicaid partnerships that can help states make progress on improving access to adequate insurance for CYSHCN.

The Eye of the Beholder: A Discussion of Value and Quality From the Perspective of Families of Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs

Authors: Anderson, B., Beckett, J., Wells, N., Comeau, M.

Date: 2017

Project: The Catalyst Center

Keywords: CYSHCN

There is broad agreement that increasing the cost-effectiveness and quality of health care services, thereby achieving greater value, is imperative given this country’s current spiraling costs and poor health outcomes. However, how individuals or stakeholder groups define value may differ significantly. To date, the consumer perspective has been underrepresented in discussions of value-based strategies such as pay for performance, capitated and bundled payments, and high-deductible health plans, which have been driven primarily by payers and providers. This article will discuss 3 elements of value from the perspective of families of children and youth with special health care needs: the role of families in the delivery of care, consumer perspectives on what constitutes quality for children and youth with special health care needs, and health care and health care financing literacy, decision-making, and costs. The undervalued contributions made by family members in the delivery and oversight of pediatric care and the importance of partnering with them to achieve the goals of the Triple Aim are stressed. The article closes with a discussion of recommendations for a future policy and research agenda related to advancing the integration of the consumer perspective into value-based purchasing and value-based insurance design.

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.  

Client story videos from the initiative Building a Medical Home for Multiply Diagnosed HIV-Positive Homeless Populations

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Date: 2017

Project: Med-HEART

Keywords: Behavioral health, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness

The nine sites that participated in the initiative Building a Medical Home for Multiply Diagnosed HIV-Positive Homeless Populations created videos to show how their model of care improved the health and well-being of clients who were living with HIV and experiencing homelessness.

Ryan White 2016 Presentation: Implementing and Evaluating a Peer-Enhanced Navigation Intervention

Authors: Fox, J., Goldberg, J., PATH Center, The Brooklyn Hospital Center.

Date: 2016

Project: MAI SPNS

Keywords: HIV/AIDS

Results from a randomized control trial–As part of the Minority AIDS Initiative Retention and Re-Engagement in HIV Care Project, CAHPP staff evaluated the effectiveness of a peer-enhanced intervention at three clinic locations. They presented their findings at the Ryan White 2016 conference. Staff from partner Brooklyn PATH Center presented about their experience implementing the intervention and incorporating it into their clinic practice.