The Future of Care for CMC Virtual Café #6: Sustainability and Strategic Partnerships

Wednesday, December 4, 2024
4:00 – 5:00 PM ET


The final of six virtual cafés will be led by discussants Jeff Schiff, MD, MBA and Rich Antonelli, MD, MS, with lead facilitation by Meg Comeau, MHA. Based on current efforts at state/territorial, and national levels, they will briefly share a strategic yet practical perspective for advancing sustainable care coordination/ integration despite its elusive challenges. They will discuss embracing a pragmatic philosophy of radical incrementalism inclusive of Medicaid, and emphasize the critical role of collaborative leadership with families in sustainability efforts. Through facilitated breakout discussions, participants will explore together strategies they can employ to make progress towards meaningful sustainability and strategic partnerships in systems of care. 

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Discussion Materials


Richard C. Antonelli, MD, MS, FAAP
Richard has extensive experience working at the national level and in many states evaluating care delivery and informing improvement efforts, focusing on implementation of interprofessional, family-centered care coordination and care integration processes and performance measures to assure equitable, accessible, and sustainable outcomes for all. He previously served as co-principal investigator for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s (MCHB) Enhancing Systems of Care for Children with Medical Complexity Coordinating Center. Richard also served as the medical director of the HRSA/MCHB funded National Center for Care Coordination Technical Assistance, in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Jeffrey S. Schiff, MD, MBA, FAAP
Senior Scholar, AcademyHealth
Jeffrey S. Schiff is a senior scholar at AcademyHealth, a pediatrician, and a health services policy consultant focusing on improving the outcomes for those with limited resources. His work includes the use of policy and the implementation of quality improvement to interface with payment mechanisms to fundamentally change health care systems. He served as the chief medical officer for the Minnesota Department of Human Services (including the state’s Medicaid program) from 2006 to 2019. In this role, Schiff worked to implement care programs to directly address disparities, to advance coordinated and integrated care for individuals with chronic and complex needs, and to advance value-driven payment models. He is past chair of Medicaid Medical Directors national network, past co-chair of the Child Core Set Annual Review Committee, and current co-chair of the Health Home Core Set Annual Review Committee.


Meg Comeau, MHA
Senior Project Director and PI, Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health, Boston University
Meg Comeau, MHA, is a senior project director at the Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health (CISWH). She is a nationally recognized expert on the impact of Medicaid and federal health care reform for children with special health care needs, medically complex conditions, and disabilities. She brings more than 15 years of health care delivery and financing experience to her role as principal investigator for the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) to Advance Care for Children with Medical Complexity (CMC) and as principal investigator of the Catalyst Center, a project focused on improving insurance coverage and financing of care for children and youth with special health care needs