The Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model is led by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The InCK Model is a child-centered local service delivery and state payment model that aims to reduce expenditures and improve the quality of care for children under 21 years of age covered by Medicaid through: 1) Prevention, 2) Early identification, 3) Treatment of behavioral and physical health needs.
Oregon is one of eight Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) cooperative agreement recipients.
The Oregon Health Authority (awardee) and the Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership (OPIP; sub-awardee and “Lead Organization”) jointly applied for InCK Model funding to be implemented in partnership with regional child care services partners and local Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) in the target regions of Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Marion and Polk counties.
Overview of the InCK Model
Goals: The goals are InCK are to: 1) Improve performance on priority measures of child health, 2) Reduce avoidable inpatient states and out of home placements, and 3) Creation of sustainable Alternative Payment Models.
InCK Model Region in Oregon – The InCK Model builds on Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) 2.0 key goals, regional partnerships and existing infrastructure with the following goals:
The InCK Model region will focus on all Medicaid/CHIP enrolled children in Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Marion and Polk counties. Oregon’s InCK Model focuses :
- Early identification of children with specific health needs
- Integrated care coordination and case management
- Health information exchange
- Development and Implementation of Alternative Payment Models (APM)
Community Level Partnerships – Community-level partnerships are critical to Oregon’s InCK model. Local Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) in the InCK Model region, regional Partnership Councils, and local Child Core Services Providers are key to the planning, implementation, and operationalization of the InCK Model. Core services providers include clinical care (physical and behavioral), schools, early care and education, Title V, child welfare, mobile crisis response services, organization that provide food and housing and others that address organizations that factors that impacts a child health and health care use. Oregon’s InCK model engages existing parent and youth voices in each region. Lastly, specific efforts will be lead the Office of Health Equity to ensure partnerships are established with racial and ethnic communities most impacted by health inequities.
Time Frame – This seven-year cooperative agreement includes two years that are focused on planning and development and are called the “The InCK Pre-Implementation and Planning Period” is from 2020-2021. The last five years are the “Implementation Period” and are from 2022-2026.
Links for InCK Model Partners and Overview Documents
Summary of Oregon’s InCK Model
For INCK Partnership Council Members
- Link to the community page for the Marion County & Polk County Partnership Council Members
- Link to the community page for the Central Oregon Partnership Council Members
Questions? Need more information?
Contact OPIP’s Director and Lead of the OPIP Subaward Colleen Reuland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-494-0456.
Acknowledgement of Funding
This project is supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS2B2-20-001 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
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