On Monday, February 27, 2017, CMS released a Request for Information (RFI) to collect stakeholder input on the development of pediatric Alternative Payment Models (APMS). The focus of this RFI is on the improvement of quality and reduction in cost for the care of children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP).
Specifically CMS is seeking comments on:
- Opportunities and impediments to extending and enhancing integrated service model concepts like accountable care organizations to the pediatric population;
- Flexibilities and supports states and providers may need in order to offer such models of care to a state’s pediatric population; and
- Approaches for states and providers to coordinate Medicaid and CHIP benefits and waivers with other health-related social services for children and youth.
Comments should be submitted to: HealthyChildrenandYouth@cms.hhs.gov by March 28, 2017. More information on the RFI is available here.
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