New Issue Brief from The Catalyst Center

The Catalyst Center released a new issue brief, “The Role of State Medicaid and Title V Program Definitions of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs in the Provision of Services and Supports,” written in partnership with the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP).  

Federal and state program approaches to defining children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) can impact how these programs determine eligibility for health care services and supports (e.g., care coordination), evaluate services and their impact, and measure outcomes. This issue brief describes how states define CYSHCN within Medicaid and Title V CYSHCN programs and explores the policy implications of these definitions.