Building Capacity for Community Health Worker Integration: Three Key Steps State Policymakers Should Take during the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

Authors: Families USA
Year: 2020
State: NatDoc: National Document
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Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: CHW input in process, CHW role scope of practice, Lessons learned from other states, Reciprocity between states
Policy: Building partnerships, MCO contract language and reimbursement models
Sustainable Financing: Engaging state partners in general, General other, How to engage and work with Medicaid, Billing/CPT codes, Education to HC orgs on payment options bundled etc., MCO or bundled payment reimbursement models, Reimbursement TA for FQHCs Medicaid etc., Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams, ROI and bundled payment successes/challenges
Workforce Development: General other (including mention of “employment practices”), Training- Content modes delivery

This report focuses on three key implementation steps for integrating CHWs into Medicaid and other state programs: 1. defining the workforce, 2. creating pathways for sustainable financing, and 3. maximizing impact.

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