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CMS Awards Funds for Maternal, Child Health Models

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded funding to states to improve care for mothers with opioid use disorder (OUD) and improve child health through the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) and Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) models.

MOM Model

The MOM Model seeks to improve care for pregnant and postpartum Medicaid beneficiaries with OUD, as well as their infants, through improved care coordination. The model’s five-year performance period begins in January 2020. CMS awarded funding to, Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia.

InCK Model

The InCk Model aims to improve child health, reduce avoidable inpatient stays and out-of-home placements, and coordinate physical and behavioral health care through sustainable payment models. The seven-year performance period begins in January 2020. The agency awarded nearly $126 million in funding through eight cooperative agreements in Connecticut, Illinois (two awards), New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Oregon.

These states will work to align health care delivery with social services, such as child welfare support, educational systems, housing resources, and nutrition services.

Contact Senior Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at eomalley@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127 with questions.

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Emily Schweich is a senior communications associate for America's Essential Hospitals.

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