In North Carolina, ∼5% or 57 000 children enrolled in Medicaid have complex medical conditions and account for >50% of the Medicaid dollars spent each year on the medical care of children. In 2012, Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) received a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations grant to establish the North Carolina Child Health Accountable Care Collaborative (CHACC) to address the health care needs of these children. Care coordination is an integral part of health reform activities, including many Medicare programs. CHACC appears to use a unique approach of targeting higher-cost pediatric Medicaid patients and placing specialty care managers in tertiary children’s services.1,2 CCNC serves North Carolina Medicaid beneficiaries through a statewide, community-based public–private partnership, providing care through medical homes using population management approaches to improve care and contain costs.3 CHACC encourages medical and other health professionals to improve quality and cost-effectiveness of care...
Comanagement of Medically Complex Children by Subspecialists, Generalists, and Care Coordinators
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Alan D. Stiles, David T. Tayloe, Steven E. Wegner; Comanagement of Medically Complex Children by Subspecialists, Generalists, and Care Coordinators. Pediatrics August 2014; 134 (2): 203–205. 10.1542/peds.2013-3257
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