Strengthening Title V – Medicaid Managed Care Collaborations to Improve Care for CYSHCN

Authors The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)

Date 2021

Keywords CYSHCN, Financing, Medicaid/CHIP

Forty-seven states use some form of managed care to serve children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) enrolled in Medicaid. State Title V programs, which are required to use 30 percent of their funds for programs for CYSHCN and their families, may also serve these same children. By working collaboratively, Medicaid agencies, Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs), and state Title V programs can expand their individual capacities to strengthen the system of services for CYSHCN.

This mini-brief, written in partnership with the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), describes how such partnerships can contribute to reductions in duplication of services, en­hanced care coordination efforts, and the development of cross-agency programmatic supports to meet the physical, social, emotional, behavioral, and socioeconomic needs of Medicaid-enrolled CYSHCN and their families.