Most of the sickest children in the nation—children with medically complex conditions (CMC)—rely on Medicaid for their care. The Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids (ACE Kids) Act was designed with them in mind. When implemented by states opting in to the program, ACE Kids will:
- Enable better care coordination for children across multiple providers.
- Ease access to necessary care across state lines.
- Keep patients out of the hospital and care close to home whenever possible.
- Support more standardized data collection and quality improvement.
- Decrease Medicaid spending.
What is the ACE Kids Act?
Improving CMC care models: Learnings from the CARE Award
- CARE Award overview
- Estimating Costs to Manage Care for Children with Complex Medical Conditions
- Reducing the Health Care Spend for Children with Complex Medical Conditions
- Payment Model Guidance for Caring for Children with Complex Medical Conditions
- CARE Award Milliman White Papers
Implementing ACE Kids
- Realizing the Promise of ACE Kids — ACE Kids implementation white paper
- ACE Kids Act and ACA provisions comparison chart
- Recommendations to CMS on ACE Kids implementation
ACE Kids federal guidance
- Health Home Information Resource Center and SPA Submission Resources
- State planning grants
- CHA press release on implementation
- Guidance on ACE Kids implementation
- Guidance on coordinating out-of-state care for children with complex medical conditions
- ACE Kids Webinar on Federal Guidance slides