2013 in Review: Top 10 Articles from the Center for Health Care Strategies

January 17, 2014

From the Center for Health Care Strategies:

In 2013, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) published a broad array of materials focused on improving health care access and quality for low-income Americans, especially those with complex and high-cost health care needs. Below are our top 10 most frequently downloaded resources. We invite you to look back at our most accessed resources from the last 12 months and keep an eye out for new developments at www.chcs.org in 2014!   

  1. Quality Measurement in Integrated Care for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees - Summarizes efforts to develop quality of care measures for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees and provides guidance on developing measurement approaches for proposed integrated programs.  
  2. Innovations in Integration: State Approaches to Improving Care for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees -Explores the innovative design approaches that have been proposed by select states participating in the State Demonstrations to Integrate Care for Dual Eligible Individuals and examines common issues states face in creating integrated programs. 
  3. Super-Utilizer Summit: Common Themes from Innovative Complex Care Management Programs -Presents ideas for building better systems of care for Medicaid beneficiaries who are frequent users of high-cost services and describes recommendations from leaders of super-utilizer programs across the country for changing how the current health care system interacts with these high-need, high-cost individuals.
  4. Making Medicaid Work for Children in Child Welfare: Examples from the Field - Explores strategies used by four states to boost the effectiveness of Medicaid programs and improve care for children and families involved in child welfare.
  5. The Collaborative Care Model: An Approach for Integrating Physical and Mental Health Care in Medicaid Health Homes - Highlights the collaborative care model as a potential option for implementing integrated physical and behavioral health care under the Medicaid health homes authority described in Section 2703 of the Affordable Care Act.  
  6. Health Literacy Fact Sheets - This set of fact sheets define health literacy; describe ways to identify low health literacy; provide strategies to improve print and oral communication for low-literate consumers; provide information about the intersection of health literacy and culture; and highlight key policies.
  7. Customizing Health Homes for Children with Serious Behavioral Health Challenges - Outlines considerations for using the health homes provision of the Affordable Care Act to establish and tailor health homes for children with serious behavioral health challenges.  
  8. Adapting the Medicare Shared Savings Program to Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations -Explores how Minnesota and New Jersey used the Medicare Shared Savings Program as a foundation for their Medicaid accountable care organization programs, outlining suggestions to guide other states in using this model for a Medicaid shared savings arrangement.  
  9. New York's Chronic Illness Demonstration Project: Lessons for Medicaid Health Homes - Details the experiences of New York's Chronic Illness Demonstration Project to guide other states in developing health home options to integrate care for Medicaid beneficiaries with chronic physical and behavioral health needs.
  10. The Balancing Act: Integrating Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations into a Managed Care Environment - Outlines considerations to guide state Medicaid agencies in implementing accountable care organizations within a managed care environment.