Children’s Health

All 50 States and D.C. CHIP Fact Sheets

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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  • 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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  • Webinars

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014: Care coordination provides a bridge across multiple systems that serve children and families, helping to ensure that a child receives additional screening, diagnosis and/or treatment as recommended by a health care practitioner. Care coordination strategies can help link providers and care settings by facilitating the arrangement of: appointments, referral forms, transportation, reminders and follow-up, and feedback reporting. This NASHP webinar provides a federal perspective from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on opportunities and promising strategies for states to coordinate care for children and adolescents enrolled in Medicaid.

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    August 25, 2014 | Filed under: Care Coordination, Children's Health, Medicaid, Webinars
  • Webinars

    Thursday, July 24, 2014: This NASHP webinar provides a federal perspective from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on how states can leverage the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents (also known as EPSDT) to meet the treatment needs of children. This is followed by a conversation with presenters from Colorado and Washington about treatment services under the EPSDT benefit and their processes for determining service coverage.

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    July 10, 2014 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, Webinars
  • Publications

    The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and how it fits into the new coverage landscape established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are receiving increased attention. This report, developed jointly with the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and with support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, examines benefits and cost-sharing in 42 […]

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    May 6, 2014 | Filed under: Children's Health, Publications
  • Webinars

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014: This NASHP webinar offers a federal perspective from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on opportunities and promising strategies for states to leverage the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents to better engage and meet the needs of adolescents. This is followed by a conversation with presenters from two states about initiatives they have launched to better serve adolescents using the Medicaid benefit for children. Participants learn about these states’ strategies for getting Medicaid-enrolled adolescents the services they need, and key lessons learned in implementing them.

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    May 2, 2014 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, Webinars
  • Publications

    The Affordable Care Act includes pediatric dental services as one of ten essential health benefits that state and federal health insurance marketplaces must offer. However, dental is treated differently from other essential health benefits, creating unique implementation challenges. With support from the DentaQuest Foundation, NASHP held an expert meeting with state and federal marketplace officials, […]

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    April 24, 2014 | Filed under: Children's Health, Oral Health, Publications, State Exchanges
  • Webinars

    The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is designed to address the unique health coverage needs of children, and as implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) moves forward, the future role of CHIP is receiving increased attention. Considerations about the future of CHIP and of other coverage options for children requires a solid understanding of what children are receiving […]

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    April 14, 2014 | Filed under: Children's Health, Webinars