Enhancing Child Development Services in Medicaid Managed Care

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<p>The first three years of life are critical to a child's later success in school and to their healthy development. Yet, many low-income children do not receive important developmental services during these early years. A new Commonwealth Fund-supported resource, developed by the Center for Health Care Strategies, provides practical guidance and suggested approaches for Medicaid managed care plans and other organizations to improve the quality of well-child care and developmental services.<br><br>This resource, which is based on the experiences of 11 health plans, presents a quality framework for improving developmental services and highlights strategies for improving the delivery of these services, including ways to identify developmental disabilities early, improve reimbursement and referral practices, and recognize potential returns on health plan investment.<br><br>To learn more about the report and obtain a copy of it, <a href="/cnlib/pub/enews_clickthrough.htm?enews_item_id=19284&return_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ecmwf%2Eorg%2Ftools%2Ftools%5Fshow%2Ehtm%3Fdoc%5Fid%3D313133%26%23doc313133">click here</a>.</p>