Briefs & Reports

Transitioning the California Children’s Services Program to a New System of Care: Stakeholder Issues and Considerations

The Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health recently released its report “Transitioning the California Children’s Services Program to a New System of Care: Stakeholder Issues and Considerations.”

Health Management Associates interviewed more than 50 stakeholders with an array of perspectives about the program, including families, state officials, advocates and insurers. These stakeholders offered their thoughts about potential changes to the California Children’s Services (CCS) program when its carve-out from Medi-Cal managed care ends in December 2015.

The report includes feedback about a variety of items, including the decision process for making potential changes to CCS, design framework for alternative options, and key issues and considerations for redesigning care for CCS-eligible children with chronic conditions and special health care needs.

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