Notice of a Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)-Initiated Supplemental Award to the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) for the Supporting State Maternal and Child Health Policy Innovation Program (MCH PIP), 56463 [2019-22993]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 22, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Notice of a Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)-Initiated Supplemental Award to the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) for the Supporting State Maternal and Child Health Policy Innovation Program (MCH PIP) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice of a MCHB Initiated Supplemental award to the NASHP for the Supporting State MCH PIP—Grant Number U1XMC31658. AGENCY: HRSA announces the award of a supplement of $74,841 for the Supporting State MCH PIP for the period of May 1, 2019–April 30, 2020. The supplement will allow the current recipient to investigate and evaluate opportunities for strengthening collaboration and coordination among federal, state, community, and other stakeholders to effectively leverage Medicaid for evidence-based home visiting and related maternal and child health services. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsi Feltz, Office of Policy and Planning, MCHB, HRSA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 18W10C, Rockville, MD 20852, Phone: (301) 945–3088, Email: kfeltz@hrsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Intended Recipient of Award: National Academy for State Health Policy, Washington, DC. Amount of Non-Competitive Award: $74,841. Period of Supplemental Funding: 05/ 01/2019–04/30/2020. CFDA Number: 93.110. Authority: Social Security Act, Title V, § 501(a)(2) (42 U.S.C. 701(a)(2)). Justification: Many Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program state recipients seek to effectively leverage Medicaid for evidence-based home visiting and related maternal and child health services but face significant administrative and policy challenges. MCHB seeks to provide supplemental funding to the MCH PIP to investigate and evaluate opportunities for strengthening collaboration and coordination among federal, state, community, and other stakeholders to address these challenges. The current MCH PIP recipient, NASHP, is best SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Oct 21, 2019 Jkt 250001 situated to support this function. Through its work over the past 30 years, NASHP has developed strong long-term relationships with Medicaid Directors and other key Medicaid officials and staff (Deputy Directors, Managed Care Bureau Chiefs, Medical Directors, and child health staff), who represent the key target populations necessary for successful execution of this work. NASHP works with state health officials, including Medicaid agency leaders and staff (e.g., Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment coordinators), to support policy strategies that improve access to care for the MCH population, which represents the goal of these supplemental funds. Additionally, through the development of technical assistance resources, NASHP has demonstrated significant subject matter expertise on public insurance financing mechanisms to support maternal and child health services, including home visiting. Consistent with HRSA–18–086, this funding will benefit the state MCH policymakers, MIECHV Program and Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant recipients, MCH populations, and the general public, and include funding for the recipient to: • Engage multiple states and their key health policymakers to implement policy initiatives that will improve access to home visiting services for their MCH populations; • Develop, implement, and evaluate Medicaid financing policy initiatives in collaboration with participating states; • Convene key state-level and federal health policymakers to support the effective implementation of policy initiatives; and • Develop a plan to disseminate reports, products, and/or project outputs so project information is provided to state-level policymakers and made available to other stakeholders, as appropriate. Dated: October 11, 2019. Thomas J. Engels, Acting Administrator. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Notice of a Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)-Initiated 
Supplemental Award to the National Academy for State Health Policy 
(NASHP) for the Supporting State Maternal and Child Health Policy 
Innovation Program (MCH PIP)

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department 
of Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice of a MCHB Initiated Supplemental award to the NASHP for 
the Supporting State MCH PIP--Grant Number U1XMC31658.

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SUMMARY: HRSA announces the award of a supplement of $74,841 for the 
Supporting State MCH PIP for the period of May 1, 2019-April 30, 2020. 
The supplement will allow the current recipient to investigate and 
evaluate opportunities for strengthening collaboration and coordination 
among federal, state, community, and other stakeholders to effectively 
leverage Medicaid for evidence-based home visiting and related maternal 
and child health services.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsi Feltz, Office of Policy and 
Planning, MCHB, HRSA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 18W10C, Rockville, MD 
20852, Phone: (301) 945-3088, Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Intended Recipient of Award: National Academy for State Health 
Policy, Washington, DC.
    Amount of Non-Competitive Award: $74,841.
    Period of Supplemental Funding: 05/01/2019-04/30/2020.
    CFDA Number: 93.110.
    Authority: Social Security Act, Title V, Sec.  501(a)(2) (42 U.S.C. 
701(a)(2)).
    Justification: Many Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home 
Visiting (MIECHV) Program state recipients seek to effectively leverage 
Medicaid for evidence-based home visiting and related maternal and 
child health services but face significant administrative and policy 
challenges. MCHB seeks to provide supplemental funding to the MCH PIP 
to investigate and evaluate opportunities for strengthening 
collaboration and coordination among federal, state, community, and 
other stakeholders to address these challenges. The current MCH PIP 
recipient, NASHP, is best situated to support this function. Through 
its work over the past 30 years, NASHP has developed strong long-term 
relationships with Medicaid Directors and other key Medicaid officials 
and staff (Deputy Directors, Managed Care Bureau Chiefs, Medical 
Directors, and child health staff), who represent the key target 
populations necessary for successful execution of this work. NASHP 
works with state health officials, including Medicaid agency leaders 
and staff (e.g., Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and 
Treatment coordinators), to support policy strategies that improve 
access to care for the MCH population, which represents the goal of 
these supplemental funds. Additionally, through the development of 
technical assistance resources, NASHP has demonstrated significant 
subject matter expertise on public insurance financing mechanisms to 
support maternal and child health services, including home visiting.
    Consistent with HRSA-18-086, this funding will benefit the state 
MCH policymakers, MIECHV Program and Title V Maternal and Child Health 
Block Grant recipients, MCH populations, and the general public, and 
include funding for the recipient to:
     Engage multiple states and their key health policymakers 
to implement policy initiatives that will improve access to home 
visiting services for their MCH populations;
     Develop, implement, and evaluate Medicaid financing policy 
initiatives in collaboration with participating states;
     Convene key state-level and federal health policymakers to 
support the effective implementation of policy initiatives; and
     Develop a plan to disseminate reports, products, and/or 
project outputs so project information is provided to state-level 
policymakers and made available to other stakeholders, as appropriate.

    Dated: October 11, 2019.
Thomas J. Engels,
Acting Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2019-22993 Filed 10-21-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4165-15-P