Projects

Evaluation of the Integrated Care for Kids Model

Overview

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) is a child-centered local service delivery and state payment model. It aims to reduce expenditures and improve the quality of care for children under 21 covered by Medicaid through prevention, early identification, and treatment of behavioral and physical health needs. Model awardees include eight organizations across seven states.

Insight is partnering with Abt Associates to design and implement a mixed-methods evaluation of the InCK model. Insight leads the implementation of data collection and evaluation of a subset of awardees, conducting the following tasks:

  • An environmental scan of the state and local areas
  • Review of literature, Medicaid waivers, and state plan amendments; InCK awardee applications, operational plans; and other available data required to better understand the awardees’ systems, context, and culture
  • Site visits for qualitative data collection and analysis of data in qualitative research software to produce grantee case studies
  • Analysis of Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System and core child services data

Products

Grantee case studies and final report