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The University of Illinois Health and Health Sciences System (UI Health) developed an integrated care management quality improvement model designed to provide comprehensive care coordination for Medicaid insured minority children and young adults with chronic health conditions living in Chicago. This program, called CHECK (Coordinated HEalthcare for Complex Kids), targeted children and young adults with chronic disease.
The University of Illinois Health and Health Sciences System (UI Health) developed an integrated care management quality improvement model designed to provide comprehensive care coordination for Medicaid insured minority children and young adults with chronic health conditions living in Chicago. This program, called CHECK (Coordinated HEalthcare for Complex Kids), was funded by a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation (CMMI) Award. The CHECK model took a broad approach to health promotion by addressing social determinants of health, caregiver wellness and mental health needs; in addition to disease management. The program targeted children and young adults from birth to age 25 with diagnoses of asthma, diabetes, sickle cell disease, seizure disorder or prematurity. All participants were enrolled in either the traditional (fee-for-service) state Medicaid program or a Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MCO) in Illinois. CHECK provided access to care coordination delivered by community health workers; mental health services and health education.
CHECK was designed as a demonstration program and participants were enrolled passively over time and received different services depending on their level of risk and need. One primary aim of the CHECK program was to decrease Medicaid expenditures over a three-year period by decreasing unnecessary emergency department visits and hospitalizations.
Though CHECK was designed as a care delivery demonstration program, in April, 2016 we had the opportunity to prospectively randomize 6,259 participants who met eligibility criteria for CHECK, for the purpose of program evaluation.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-08-18T20:09:25-0400
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