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As California and other states continue the transition of children with chronic and complex health care needs into managed care plans, policymakers have an opportunity to improve services for these children by adopting policies proposed for Medicare, writes Edward Schor, MD. His new issue brief suggests that state officials should consider implementing proposals in S.870, the CHRONIC Act of 2017, related to home health care, tailored benefits, telehealth, and financial incentives for providers.

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Drawn from a scan of all 50 U.S. states, this brief published by the National Academy for State Health Policy highlights strategies designed to address inequities in accessing pediatric specialty care and support equitable systems of care for CYSHCN.

This fact sheet from the National Health Law Program is designed to inform families about the steps they can take to appeal decisions about their child’s CCS benefits and highlight key resources available to support the process.