NJ InCK’s approach emphasizes the development of community-based case management and screening capacity and the use of Advanced Case Management Teams (ACMT) for children and families who are at the highest risk for health complexity. These Teams are structured to wrap around the patient’s on-going primary care at a community-based setting and will partner with the family and community organizations to create and implement a comprehensive care plan to meet the family’s identified needs. Information sharing amongst all of the patients’ health care providers and the Teams will be provided via the development and implementation of a robust health information exchange and population health platform.
Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH), in partnership with New Jersey Medicaid, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute and the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey, has entered into a collaborative agreement with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to establish the NJ Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) model. Working with those who provide primary care to children in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, NJ InCK will test an Alternative Payment Model (APM), for NJ Family Care programs, by providing payment for screening and provision of integrated community-based core child health services.