CMS Seeking Input on Improving Pediatric Care for Kids Enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP

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Download this template from the TA Network that was prepared to support system of care grantees and their partners develop responses to the Request for Information (RFI)   released by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to obtain input on the development of a new pediatric health care payment and service delivery model to improve the health of children and youth covered by Medicaid and CHIP.  This template includes objective, empirical, and actionable evidence on the need to develop a specialized behavioral health delivery system for children, youth, and young adults with serious behavioral health needs and their families. CMS requests that respondents, where possible, draw upon and cite evidence in their responses


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input on approaches to improve pediatric care. Through the RFI, CMS is specifically seeking input on approaches to improve the quality and reduce the cost of care for children and youth enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Furthermore, CMS is exploring concepts that encourage pediatric providers to collaborate with health-related social service providers at the state, tribal, and local levels and share accountability for health outcomes for children and youth enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP. 

CMS understands that investing in child health can provide lifelong benefits and improve the nation’s health. We invite you, as a stakeholder who shares our dedication to improving the health of our nation’s children, to submit comments. Please submit comments and questions via email to HealthyChildrenandYouth@cms.hhs.gov by 11:59 PM on March 28th, 2017.

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