1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 600, Alexandria, VA 22314

Developing the ChiPACC Program



  • Contact State Medicaid and Title V Directors
  • Contact CMS to determine appropriate waiver authorities and receive technical assistance to facilitate program implementation
  • Conduct needs assessment
  • Establish, and develop procedural guidelines for, an Advisory Council representing agencies/providers
  • Structure preliminary time line for the project
  • Convene focus groups of parents whose children have died from a life-threatening condition
  • Define target populations


  • Develop scope of services for the children and families in target population
  • Determine initial population by geography or by characteristics of underlying conditions
  • Identify sources of funding that include Medicaid, insurers and Title V agencies serving children with special medical needs
  • Develop strategies to ensure that each family is able to participate in the ChiPACC program
  • Prepare materials to assist in outreach and provider education
  • Partner with other agencies to coordinate services and community resources
  • Educate and train pediatric providers
  • Develop requirements for inclusion of providers in the ChiPACC program and expand the service area for the program through addition of new providers


Examine and evaluate cost-effectiveness, quality of life factors, provider satisfaction measures, appropriateness and completeness of ChiPACC standards, and other appropriate parameters.

PARTICIPATE in the ChiPACC Technical Conference via webinar each spring

For more information, contact:
Children’s Hospice International
1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 600
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone 703.684.0330
Email info@CHIonline.org

Melissa Harris/CMS
Director, Division of Benefits and Coverage
Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group
Center for Medicaid, CHIP and Survey & Certification
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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