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ESM 15.1 Number of Managed Care Organizations (MCO) and Care Connection for Children (CCC) Care Coordinators that attend statewide meeting (Virginia)

Measure Status: Active

Evidence Level: Emerging. Aligns with MCHbest strategy "On-Site Medical Practice Care Coordination Services" (https://www.mchevidence.org/tools/strategies/15-2.php). Find other NPM 15 practice-level strategies in MCHbest.

Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 1: Measuring quantity of effort (counts and "yes/no" activities)

Service Type: Public health services and systems level of pyramid

Essential Public Health Services: 4. Support and mobilize partners

Service Recipient: Activities related to systems-building

Goal: Increase the adequacy of insurance for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).

Numerator: Number MCO and CCC Care Coordinators that attend statewide meeting

Denominator: N/A

Significance: The VDH Title V MCH needs assessment identified that health insurance for health care services for CYSHCN is both an asset and a frustration for families. The assessment also demonstrated that parents struggle to understand their insurance and what it provides. Examples of barriers mentioned included: filling out required paperwork; understanding information about insurance/confusion; being able to access certain medications; language issues; not having insurance at all; and MCO/benefit changes mid-year that at times may disrupt services provided.

Data Sources and Data Issues: VDH CYSHCN Program Documents

Year: 2020

Unit Type: Simple Count, Unit Number: 1,000

   

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.