Children’s Health

This brief shares strategies for finding, enrolling, and retaining children in health coverage, which other states can implement relatively quickly and inexpensively. Many of these promising practices are the direct result of the strong working relationships between state officials and advocates and coalesce around several themes: Targeting outreach efforts to specific populations. Engaging and educating […]

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  • On May 26, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) that, once adopted as final regulation, represents the first major update to the rules governing Medicaid managed care since 2002. Since this time, Medicaid managed care has expanded in both scope and nature, with a considerable […]

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  • Webinars

    Although federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was recently extended through FFY2017, it is unclear if CHIP will continue beyond that date. As a result, children may need to transition to other sources of coverage in the future.

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    June 15, 2015 | Filed under: Children's Health, Webinars
  • State Health Policy Blog

    What happens when state health programs use separate data systems to serve the same population, such as mothers and children? State policymakers know that when those data systems do not “talk” to one another, states may waste resources on duplicative data entry and system maintenance; providers and state agencies may struggle to access information important […]

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    May 22, 2015 | Filed under: Children's Health, Health IT, State Health Policy Blog
  • Extending CHIP is an Important First Step, More Work as We Look Ahead!
    State Health Policy Blog

    It’s a great relief to many state officials that Congress has passed an extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Last night, the U. S. Senate passed H. R. 2, a bill that already passed the House to repeal and replace the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and extend federal funding for the CHIP […]

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    April 15, 2015 | Filed under: Children's Health, State Health Policy Blog
  • States are closely tracking their CHIP budgets as they wait for action regarding the future of federal funding for the program. Using data provided by the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), NASHP reached out to all states in March 2015 to collect their most up-to-date projections and compiled the information in a table. All but one state would […]

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    April 7, 2015 | Filed under: Children's Health
  • All 50 States and D.C. CHIP Fact Sheets
    Maps

    These Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) fact sheets provide up-to-date information about CHIP for each state, including data on enrollment, participation rates, eligibility levels, benefits, cost sharing requirements, and other key program characteristics. With support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the 2016 fact sheets have been updated to include any programmatic changes implemented […]

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    February 25, 2015 | Filed under: Children's Health, Maps
  • Publications

    Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2015, unless Congress acts. Many state CHIP directors have begun to consider the steps needed should funding remain uncertain or expire. In January 2015, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) surveyed CHIP directors to better understand recent […]

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    February 17, 2015 | Filed under: Children's Health, Publications
  • Publications

    This publication offers the first comprehensive look at the opportunities in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to drive better outcomes for children and parents together.

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  • Publications

    Oregon has taken significant steps to transform its health care and early education systems. Recognizing that good health is a key component of ensuring children enter school ready to succeed, Oregon is now aligning the two systems with the ultimate goal of improving kindergarten readiness. This report, supported by the Build Initiative, describes Oregon’s approach […]

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