Published Paper: Strategies for Changing State Medicaid Policy to Improve Services to Children with Medical Complexity

Authors Steve Fitton , Meg Comeau

Date 2022


This paper introduces a number of existing Medicaid policy instruments and explains how to use them more effectively for programs and providers dedicated to serving CMC. Because Medicaid programs are so variable across the nation, we also provide a diagnostic approach to understanding each state’s Medicaid policy and service delivery system environment. Finally, we offer strategies of different scale to demonstrate how to change policy incrementally from the targeted to transformative.