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AR LINKS Arkansas Linkages Improve Networks and Knowledge of Service ABCD III: CREATING EFFICIENT SYSTEMS TO SUPPORT HEALTHY CHILD DEVELOPMENT Sheena Olson, JD, MPA Assistant Director for Medical Services
Multiple fragmented points of entry for (EI) services
Complex referral system
Rural state, underserved populations
Lack of awareness and understanding of: Arkansas ’s EI Program, other Medicaid programs for developmental needs, developmental screening with a standardized tool, and all resources available within local communities.
Arkansas Medicaid is projected to remain solvent through the upcoming fiscal year, but at the current rate of growth will face large budget deficits in FY 2013. Arkansas is proposing to design a program and payment system to:
Emphasize wellness and prevention
Pay for effective, coordinated episodes of care rather than for individual services
Build off of existing practices, referral networks, and partnerships
Align financial incentives with other payers to achieve a transformed system of care