Earlier this year, CMS released a request for information (RFI) on coordinating care from out-of-state providers for Medicaid-eligible children with medically complex conditions. As background, CMS will consider RFI responses as they develop guidance to state Medicaid directors on the coordination of care from out-of-state providers for these children, which is required under ACE Kids by Oct. 1, 2020. Through the RFI, CMS wants to:
- identify best practices for using out-of-state providers to provide care for children with medically complex conditions
- determine how care is coordinated for this population of children
- reduce barriers that prevent children from receiving care from out-of-state providers in a timely manner
- identify processes for screening and enrolling out-of-state providers, including streamlining such processes
Based on feedback from children's hospitals, we submitted a response to CMS' "Request for Information: Coordinating Care from Out-of-State Providers for Medicaid-Eligible Children with Medically Complex Conditions." Thank you for the feedback that informed our response.