Washington D.C.

Improving Care for Children with Complex Medical Needs





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Published on Oct 9, 2018

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018 in WASHINGTON, D.C.--Advancements in medicine are allowing children with complex medical needs to live longer. Today, there are approximately 3 million children living with medically complex conditions in the United States–many of whom are covered by Medicaid. These children often require intensive services from multiple providers in a range of clinical and non-clinical settings. The volume of care required to support this population poses a unique set of challenges to the health care providers, payers, and family members who care for them. During this briefing, panelists will describe factors that impact the quality, affordability, and accessibility of care for children with complex medical needs.


Deidre Gifford, M.D., MPH, deputy center director, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Stephen Groff, director, Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance, Delaware Health and Social Services

Karen Fratantoni, M.D., MPH, medical director, Complex Care Program, Children’s National Medical Center; assistant professor of Pediatrics, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health

Rylin Rodgers, director, Public Policy,Association of University Centers on Disabilities (@RylinAUCD)


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