On July 17, the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services issued a State Medicaid Directors letter (SMD # 18-007) setting forth detailed directions to states for implementing the requirements of Section 5006 of the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act). Section 5006 of the Cures Act requires states that provide medical assistance on a fee-for-service basis or through a primary care case-management system to publish a provider directory on the state agency’s public website not later than January 1, 2017, and to update this directory at least annually. The guidance also includes a sample Medicaid State plan amendment preprint that states can use to implement the requirement if needed.

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With families at the center of health care, all children and youth reach their full potential and health disparities are eliminated.

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Family Voices is a national organization and grassroots network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities that promotes partnership with families—including those of cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity—in order to improve health care services and policies for children.

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