Children’s Medical Services (CMS) in New Mexico’s Title V program in the Department of Health, provides family-centric care coordination by clinical social workers to 4,500 CYSHCN, including both primary and specialty health care as well as non-medical services and supports. Many Title V care coordination programs are looking for ways to document their impact and validate their expertise providing non-physician provided care coordination for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN).
This workshop will report on findings of a six month study now underway by CMS with academic partners at the Center for Development and Disability at the University of New Mexico that modified a care coordination tool by Antonelli, et. al., originally developed for use in primary care settings for CYSHCN. Over a six-month period, 65 CMS social workers are completing the encounter form, with a total of approximately 10,000 encounters.