Primary Care Payment Reform Summit -Thurs, 1/15, 5 – 8pm – Maple Hill Farm, Hallowell. Discuss ways to move primary care payment from fee-for-service with inherent misaligned incentives to innovative value-based payment models supporting high-value, patient-centered, outcomes-oriented care. Register by 1/8.
New edition of the healthy children.org newsletter, Dec 2014, now available!
Notice from the Maine CDC: Maine to screen newborns for Severe Combined Immuno-Deficiency (SCID) starting August 1, 2014.
The Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly supports the latest addition to Maine’s mandatory child abuse reporting law, LD 1523; read our letter of support.
Save the Date for our 2015 Spring Conference - May 2 – 3, 2015 in Portland featuring Dr. Andrew Garner, a key leader in the National Collaborative on Adversity and Resilience. On May 1st there will be a policy discussion with Dr. Garner, hosted by MeCHIP and Maine Quality Counts.
Medicaid Coverage for Maine Foster Kids - The ACA extends Medicaid coverage to age 26 for former foster care youth who were Medicaid-enrolled when they aged out at age 18 (or later, if a state extends foster care.) Coverage is only mandatory for youth aging out of Medicaid in the state in which they had been in foster care. Read more…