Children’s Health

As we enter into August, there is increased pressure on states because federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) remains uncertain beyond September 30, which means states are now facing critical decision points. States do not know if and when Congress will continue funding CHIP and even if federal funds are extended will […]

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  • Webinars

    Thursday July 20, 1:00 PM – 2:00PM CT Presented by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation, the National Academy for State Health Policy, and the Catalyst Center, this webinar will provide strategies and promising practices to enhance collaboration on pediatric medical home initiatives between Title V children and youth with special health care needs […]

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    July 6, 2017 | Filed under: Children's Health, Webinars, Webinars
  • Wednesday, October 25th 11:00AM-12:30PM As of June 2017, 48 states used managed care delivery systems — either managed care organizations, or primary care management models — to provide Medicaid services to children and youth with special health care needs. This session explores three state approaches to providing Medicaid services to children through these systems. The […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Children's Health, Managed Care, Medicaid
  • Wednesday, October 25th 9:15AM-10:45AM Early life experiences profoundly impact children’s development. Mental health issues and adverse events during childhood are associated with lower educational achievement, involvement in the criminal justice system, and poorer health outcomes in adulthood. With numerous systems serving children, states are adopting cross-cutting strategies to promote children’s behavioral health and establish early […]

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  • Tuesday, October 24th 1:30PM-3:00PM The Children’s Health Insurance program (CHIP), funded by a federal block grant, requires Congress to periodically authorize funding so states can continue to offer these programs. While states celebrate the lowest uninsured rate for children in years, they face uncertainty about CHIP’s future as they wait for Congress to renew funding. […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Children's Health, Medicaid
  • State Health Policy Blog

    Increasingly states are focused on the critical role social determinants play in health, and public coverage programs play a key role in this focus. For more than 20 years, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has worked in coordination with state Medicaid programs to serve the health needs of low-income children. States are leveraging Medicaid […]

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  • Publications

    In light of Mental Health Awareness month, it is important to highlight that a significant number of children and youth experience mental health issues. According to research, half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and depression is the second most prevalent behavioral health disorder among Medicaid-enrolled children. State Medicaid programs […]

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  • Publications

    The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was enacted in 1997 under Title XXI of the Social Security Act and has since provided critical health coverage to children in families with low to moderate income. In FY2016 more than 8.9 million children were enrolled in CHIP[1]. This fact sheet is intended to provide an overview of […]

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    April 24, 2017 | Filed under: Children's Health, Front Page, Publications
  • Webinars

    Technical Assistance for States in Application of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Requirements to Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs Overview CMS is offering one-on-one technical assistance (TA) and a series of peer learning sessions to assist states in implementation of the final parity rule. All states are encouraged to participate, regardless of […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is set to end this September, and without Congressional action, states will soon confront significant fiscal challenges. If states exhaust their federal CHIP funds, those with separate CHIP programs can cap enrollment and take steps to close their CHIP programs. States that operate Medicaid expansion CHIP […]

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