Policy Brief: Advancing Care for Exceptional (ACE) Kids Act

Authors Steve Fitton , Ben Plant, MPH

Date 2022


The federal Advancing Care for Exceptional (ACE) Kids Act became law in 2019 and aims to provide access to a high quality, well-coordinated system of care for children with medical complexity (CMC) and their families. This policy brief describes the background on the need for the ACE Kids legislation and outlines three benefits for states that choose to implement it. We focus on patient-centered health home models of care coordination with a comprehensive care plan that addresses all service needs.