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Equity Impact Tool

A tool intended to guide state health agencies in evaluating their equity work at a high level, defining goals, and identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges related to meeting those goals.

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June 7, 2024

Changes to the Child and Adult Core Measure Sets to Advance Equity

The Child and Adult Core Sets were established to measure the quality of care for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollees, nationally and at the state level, based on a uniform set of measures. Beginning in 2025, states will be required to report a subset of Child and Adult Core Set measures by race and ethnicity, sex, and geography. This expert perspective highlights the Core Set measures subject to stratification and describes how the Core Sets serve as a critical tool to monitor health disparities. By requiring data disaggregation for key populations of interest, policymakers, advocates and researchers will have a new tool to measure, monitor and inform policies and practices that focus on health equity.

Jun 6, 2024 Webinars

On Thursday, June 6, State Health and Value Strategies hosted the final webinar in a three-part webinar series on CMS’ highly anticipated final rules: (1) Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Managed Care Access, Finance, and Quality (the “Managed Care Rule”), which focuses on managed care delivery systems; and (2) Ensuring Access to Medicaid Services (the “Access Rule”), which focuses on fee-for-service delivery systems and program improvements for home and community-based services (HCBS) across delivery systems. Building on Parts 1 and 2 of the webinar series, Part 3 provided a detailed overview of provisions in the Access Rule that aim to enhance access to HCBS, standardize quality measures and reporting requirements, and help address long-standing shortages in the direct care workforce.

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May 20, 2024 Webinars

On Monday, May 20, State Health and Value Strategies hosted the second in a three-part webinar series on CMS’ highly anticipated final rules: (1) Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Managed Care Access, Finance, and Quality (the “Managed Care Rule”), which focuses on managed care delivery systems; and (2) Ensuring Access to Medicaid Services (the “Access Rule”), which focuses on fee-for-service delivery systems and program improvements for home and community-based services (HCBS) across delivery systems. Part 2 focused exclusively on key provisions in the Managed Care Rule related to provider payment, financing, quality, and in lieu of services.

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