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