Effective care coordination ranks high on the priority list of families of children with special health care needs, yet it remains an elusive goal for most. This webinar featured a parent's perspective, along with real-life examples from a provider and a payer on how to develop effective local care coordination systems. The webinar was designed as a first step in building a national movement to promote care coordination policies and payment options that better serve children, families, and care providers.
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The discussion was based on the report, The Care Coordination Conundrum and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, produced by the Catalyst Center and funded by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health. The report considers the questions:
- What Is Care Coordination?
- Who Should Receive It?
- Who Should Provide It?
- How Should It Be Financed?
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The report's authors participated in the webinar:
Sara S. Bachman, Ph.D. – Director of the Health & Disability Working Group at the Boston University School of Public Health and Principal Investigator for the Catalyst Center: National Center for Health Insurance and Financing of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. She is Research Associate Professor of Health Law, Policy and Management at the School of Public Health and Chair of the Research Department at the School of Social Work.
Meg Comeau, MHA – Senior Project Director at the Health & Disability Working Group at the Boston University School of Public Health and Co-Principal Investigator for the Catalyst Center: National Center for Health Insurance and Financing of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. Ms. Comeau is the parent of a young adult with complex health care needs.
Lisa Rossignol, MA – Healthcare Liaison for the Family to Family Health Information Center (FFHIC) at Parents Reaching Out, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mother of two medically complex daughters, JAMA published author, and Parent Liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics' Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (COQIPS) Executive Committee. She also served for two years on the inaugural Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Improving Healthcare Systems Advisory Panel and is an active member of the American Academy of Communication in Healthcare.
Kelly Kelleher, MD – Director of the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice and Vice President of health services research at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Professor in the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Matt Lanphier, MPH – Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) Policy Analyst, State of Colorado, Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. He is responsible for managing three Regional Care Collaborative Organization contracts, ACC program coordination with the state data and analytics vendor, as well as ACC program Managed Care Organization (MCO) management.
Regina Fetterolf – Director of Care Management for Colorado Access. She has primary responsibility for Regional Care Collaborative Organization care management activities and operations for approximately 465,000 Medicaid members. Regina has a Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration and 10 years' experience working in health care coordination/management.
Sponsored by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health and the Catalyst Center