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Showing posts from July 26, 2015

Legislative Study Committees

The  interim study committees  of the Indiana General Assembly have been announced with first committee dates. Check  calendar . Of interest to our readers are: Education  - 8/11, 9/8 and 9/29, all 1pmET; with 8/11 on special education and developmental delays as related to pre-K, kindergarten and elementary school; 9/8 on whether ISTEP should be replaced with an alternative test and other topics considered in future meetings, such as school testing, data and reporting requirements Public Health, Behavioral Health and Human Services  - needle exchange, review of many insurance issues including definitions, denials and complaints

Preventive Benefits Under #Medicaid

New Prevention Materials Available We are excited to announce that today CMCS is releasing  Living Well , a new set of outreach and educational materials, which are designed to help Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries understand the preventive benefits available to them.  Living Well  emphasizes the importance of taking advantage of services like check-ups, vaccines and screenings that help prevent and detect diseases when they are most treatable . Living Well  features ready-to-use, customizable posters, fact sheets, and social media posts for Facebook and Twitter, as well as tips for implementation. The  Living Well  materials are now available in the Outreach Tools section of .

What is Care Coordination?

There is no standard definition of Care Coordination. In this video, Region 4 Midwest Genetics Collaborative shares their definition and demonstrates that parents play an important role in coordinating care for their child. Key concepts of care coordination are shared along with examples of why they are important. For more resources related to medical home or parent/professional partnerships, feel free to contact Family Voices Indiana 317 944 8982