Distance Learning

AMCTH Educational Call (March 2020)

Includes a Live Event on 03/05/2020 at 12:00 PM (EST)

Time: 12:00-1:00 PM Eastern (60 minutes)
Format: Educational Call
Topic: Coordination of Care for Medically Complex Kids

Children with complex medical conditions and their families face numerous challenges when seeking to access services, and many are left with unmet healthcare needs. This webinar will address how state Medicaid agencies, families, advocates, providers and other stakeholders can partner to improve access to services for Medicaid-enrolled children with special healthcare needs. The webinar will feature a suite of actions states can implement and sustain over time to ensure children with special healthcare needs receive the right care in the right place at the right time. Key topics include: 

  • A review of the complex and diverse challenges children with special healthcare needs face 
  • An understanding of Medicaid’s commitment to children, including an overview of Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT), with a detailed look at Medicaid’s unique definition of medical necessity for children 
  • A checklist of best-practice strategies state Medicaid agencies can implement to improve access to healthcare for children with special healthcare needs 
  • Real-world examples of innovative initiatives states are executing to enhance services, screening, communication, care coordination and monitoring for children with special healthcare needs and their families 
  • An overview of how the newly enacted ACE Kids Act may impact coordination of care

Note: No CLE offered for this course.

For access to the recording, please visit the sponsoring Practice Group page.

Content Lead:

  • Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals

Partnering Groups:

  • Children's Health

Kinda Serafi


Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Christy Blakely


Medical Services Board
Children’s Disability Advisory Committee Colorado