Moving the Dial on Pediatric Obesity Services Payments: A Minnesota Statewide Partnership Example

This third webinar, out of five, will illustrate how Minnesota collaborated with diverse partners to develop the Minnesota Partnership for Pediatric Obesity Care and Coverage (MPPOCC), which works to promote the delivery of payment for best practices in pediatric obesity care. MPPOCC is led by the Minnesota Council of Health Plans and the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The council’s members include clinicians, health plans, state-level health and human services departments, local public health and community-based service providers. The partnership formed in 2012 and has successfully promoted best practices messaging, clarified coverage for clinic-based services, and developed and tested models with Community Health Workers (CHWs) delivering intensive community-based behavioral interventions for kids and families. The state of Minnesota has Medicaid coverage for CHW services–MPPOCC promotes the CHW model as a sustainable service delivery method to reach children and families most at-risk. The partnership is financially support by the MN Statewide Health Improvement Partnership, and regularly convenes its Steering Committee, Learning Collaborative, and full membership.

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