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A recent meeting of the Rural Children’s Special Health Coalition (RCSHC) in Redding, Calif., helped participants better understand how managed care organizations deal with the influx of large numbers of new enrollees in rural areas. The coalition, one of the 5Cs care coordination grantees of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, is working hard to help inform families, providers and community service agencies about the upcoming transition from traditional Medicaid to Medicaid managed care, which is happening in rural and urban areas statewide. The group is hoping to minimize interruption in care and ensure that families of children with special health care needs receive coordinated care. The managed care organization that will cover this region participated in a Q&A session and provided valuable information to the more than 30 partners who attended. For example, the managed care organization agreed to resolve concerns one parent raised regarding the number of allowed visits to speech and occupational therapy.