Using Medicaid to Advance Community-Based Childhood Asthma Interventions

On February 6, 2013, the Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition hosted a webinar entitled: Developing Mechanisms for Sustainable Funding of Community Asthma Management. The webinar examined new and ongoing efforts underway in Massachusetts to address the burden of childhood asthma through delivery system innovations and new reimbursement models that promote community-based interventions to reduce asthma triggers in homes and community settings.

To continue the dialogue started during the webinar, the Coalition has also released a white paper entitled Using Medicaid to Advance Community-Based Childhood Asthma Interventions: A Review of Innovative Medicaid Programs in Massachusetts and Opportunities for Expansion under Medicaid Nationwide. The attached white paper:

  • Reviews community asthma interventions;
  • Describes new initiatives underway in Massachusetts to promote community-based asthma prevention for children; and
  • Discusses opportunities for state Medicaid programs to incorporate these interventions into Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) programs nationwide.