CMS is seeking public input on ways to improve the quality and reduce the cost of care for children and youth enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). In particular, CMS is interested in comments on topics such as:

  • The potential to include the pediatric population in integrated service model concepts like accountable care organizations;
  • Flexibilities and supports states and providers may need to offer such care models; and
  • Approaches for states and providers to coordinate Medicaid and CHIP benefits and waivers with other health-related social services for this population.

CMS will accept related comments until March 28, 2017.