Meeting Archive:
Care Coordination under the Medicaid Benefit for Children and Adolescents

Meeting Description:
Care coordination is critical for meeting the needs of vulnerable children, as it can ease the process of receiving services by helping to manage the care of the child, reducing duplication of effort, improving transitions and limiting gaps between service providers. It provides a bridge across multiple systems that serve children and families, helping to ensure that a child receives additional screening, diagnosis and/or treatment as recommended by a health care practitioner. Join this NASHP webinar to hear a federal perspective from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on opportunities and promising strategies for states to coordinate care for children and adolescents enrolled in Medicaid.

This will be followed by a conversation with presenters from North Carolina and Oregon about strategies those states are using to bridge multiple systems for Medicaid–enrolled children. These states will discuss building on patient-centered medical home infrastructure to coordinate care for children, facilitating data sharing across providers and measuring outcomes, and emerging issues that will impact new care coordination models.

This webinar is the fifth and final in a series on the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents (also known as EPSDT). In conjunction with this webinar series, NASHP launched a Resource Map on to disseminate state-specific resources and information about strategies that state policymakers and Medicaid officials can use to deliver the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents.
Date: Tue, Sep 9, 2014
Time: 03:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Mike Stanek
 Presenter Information
Rosemary Feild, Insurance Specialist, Division of Quality, Evaluation & Health Outcomes, CMCS, CMS
Rosemary Feild is a Health Insurance Specialist in the Division of Quality, Evaluation and Health Outcomes in the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, CMS.  Her work is focused on initiatives with EPSDT, the benefit for children and adolescents, and oral health.  Her federal career spans 40 years, beginning with the Public Health Service and the last 25 years with CMS working on Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP programs.  Ms. Feild has an undergraduate degree in Sociology and she completed post graduate work in Health Care Administration/Financial Management.

Dana Hargunani, Child Health Director, Oregon Health Authority
  Dana Hargunani MD, MPH, serves as the Child Health Director for the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  In this role she is responsible for directing OHA child health activities, developing strategies to improve quality and access to health care for children and adolescents, and identifying strategies to promote the integration of children’s primary care and community health.  She also continues to practice general pediatrics part-time at Oregon Health & Science University and the Children’s Community Clinic. 

Chris Collins, Director, Office of Rural Health and Community Care, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  Chris has a MSW from Southern Illinois University and serves as the Director for the North Carolina Office of Rural Health and Community Care (ORHCC).  The mission of the Office is to assist underserved communities and populations to develop innovative strategies for improving access, quality, and cost-effectiveness of health care. Chris oversees programs that support the following: designation of health professional shortage areas, provider recruitment, safety net primary care infrastructure, integration of behavioral, oral and physical health, migrant health, telepsychiatry, prescription assistance, critical access hospitals, and community network development for both Medicaid and uninsured populations. Within the Department of Health and Human Services Chris’s oversight responsibilities include: CMSs’ CHIPRA quality improvement and Multi-payer Primary Care Provider (MAPCP) Medical Home demonstrations.