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The Role of State Medicaid and Title V Program Definitions of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs in the Provision of Services and Supports

Authors Taylor Platt, Eddy Fernandez, Kate Honsberger, Karen VanLandeghem

Date 2020

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords CYSHCN, Financing, Health Equity, Medicaid/CHIP

This issue brief, written in partnership with the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), describes how states define CYSHCN within Medicaid and Title V CYSHCN programs and explores the implications of these definitions. Federal and state program approaches to defining children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) can impact how they determine eligibility for health care services and supports (e.g., care coordination), evaluate the impact of services, and measure outcomes.  The brief presents an analysis of data gathered through administrative and interview data from seven states (AZ, FL, NY, OH, OR, UT, and VA), and presents state considerations for establishing and implementing definitions of CYSHCN.

Catalyst Center COVID-19 Resource Series

Authors

Date 2020

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords Covid-19, CYSHCN

The public health emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has real implications for state Title V programs as well as families raising children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).

These fact sheets address a variety of relevant topics, such as Medicaid and CHIP programs and the CARES Act. 

COVID-19: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Employment

Authors

Date 2020

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords Covid-19, CYSHCN

Part of the Catalyst Center COVID-19 Resource Series. 

The public health emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has real implications for state Title V programs as well as families raising children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).

State programs like Medicaid/CHIP and Title V, which are integral to the system of services and supports for children and youth with special health care needs, must be ready to adapt and respond to the current challenges faced by children, families, providers, and other stakeholders.

These fact sheets help explain employment provisions for families in the CARES Act. Families raising CYSHCN are more at risk than ever for experiencing financial hardship due to job loss, loss of health insurance, and other factors. Understanding these policy changes can aid in reducing the risk of family financial hardship.

Download the full series, or individual fact sheets below. 

COVID-19: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Health Coverage

Authors

Date 2015

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords Covid-19, CYSHCN

Part of the Catalyst Center COVID-19 Resource Series. 

The public health emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has real implications for state Title V programs as well as families raising children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).

State programs like Medicaid/CHIP and Title V, which are integral to the system of services and supports for children and youth with special health care needs, must be ready to adapt and respond to the current challenges faced by children, families, providers, and other stakeholders.

These fact sheets help explain health coverage provisions for CYSHCN and families in the CARES Act. Understanding these policy changes can support activities related to care coordination, benefits and coverage counseling, and aid in reducing the risk of family financial hardship. This information can also inform the changing landscape of health coverage for CYSHCN.

Download the full series, or individual fact sheets below. 

COVID-19: Flexibility for States: Medicaid and CHIP Programs

Authors

Date 2020

Project Catalyst Center

Keywords Covid-19, CYSHCN

Part of the Catalyst Center COVID-19 Resource Series. 

The public health emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has real implications for state Title V programs as well as families raising children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).

State programs like Medicaid/CHIP and Title V, which are integral to the system of services and supports for children and youth with special health care needs, must be ready to adapt and respond to the current challenges faced by children, families, providers, and other stakeholders.

These fact sheets help explain Medicaid and CHIP program flexibilities to Title V program staff and allies. Understanding these policy changes can support activities related to care coordination, benefits and coverage counseling, and aid in reducing the risk of family financial hardship.

Download the full series, or individual fact sheets below.