Children’s Health

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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  • 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
  • State Health Policy Blog

    by Joanne Jee February 2014 Where some may see opportunities for improved delivery and coordination of care and cost savings, others may wonder about possible disincentives for providing the full array of needed services. For more vulnerable populations, such as children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), the concerns can be heightened.  

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    February 3, 2014 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, State Health Policy Blog
  • Webinars

    States around the country are actively working to improve service delivery under the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents (also known as the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment benefit or EPSDT), Medicaid’s comprehensive and preventive child health program for individuals under the age of 21. The benefit provides tens of millions of children […]

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    January 15, 2014 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, Webinars
  • State Health Policy Blog

    By Carla Plaza January 2014 The start of a new year is a time for reflection and making resolutions. A new year also brings renewed hope, and in 2014, many individuals and families will have access to health insurance coverage, perhaps for the first time. Given all the attention to enrollment and coverage due to […]

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  • Publications

    This is an outline of ACA provisions that are of particular interest to state officials in regard to children’s health coverage. Click for the Publication 207.8 KB  

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    August 9, 2013 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, Publications