Phase V - National Standards for Improving Quality Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
In the past, the health care needs of children with chronic and complex conditions have been met variously in terms of access and quality, and their increased dependence on managed care organizations has not assuaged that problem. The development and use of national consensus standards for systems serving these children has been a positive step toward improving system performance and child health outcomes. Many state Medicaid and Title V programs have employed these standards in planning, monitoring and improving health care services. This project continues the work of disseminating the standards and facilitating their adoption.