Children’s Health

Care coordination is a focal point of health care delivery reform initiatives across the country, yet there has been limited progress in measuring it, particularly for children and between primary medical care and community service providers. How can states and providers begin to measure this crucial element of care? Join speakers from CMS, NASHP, and […]

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  • Webinars

    Dowload presentation here (PDF) Health insurance exchanges or marketplaces need to be prepared to serve children’s needs as well as adults. The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), an already established and tested program, offers features that can help states meet ACA exchange requirements while establishing good coverage for children. With support from the David and Lucile […]

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    May 21, 2013 | Filed under: Children's Health, State Exchanges, Webinars
  • Advancing Children’s Coverage Toolkit
    Toolkits

    As states take different approaches to implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and new coverage options primarily designed for adults, they may be challenged to maintain and further the progress made in children’s coverage. When the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was enacted in 1997, 25 percent of low-income children were uninsured in the United […]

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    May 3, 2013 | Filed under: Children's Health, Featured, Toolkits
  • State Health Policy Blog

    As state and federal government officials race to meet Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation deadlines much of their attention has been focused on adults who will be newly eligible for health coverage.  Health insurance exchanges (exchanges) or marketplaces need to be prepared to serve children’s needs as well.  The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), an […]

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  • Publications

    There are compelling reasons to consider how the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) can be used as a resource to meet the child-specific exchange requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, NASHP analyzed federal statutes, regulations, and guidance for CHIP and the exchange, and interviewed state […]

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    March 15, 2013 | Filed under: Children's Health, Publications, State Exchanges
  • Webinars

    Since 2000, the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) program has helped 27 states create models of service delivery and financing for early child development services, particularly for children covered by Medicaid.  During this webinar, Melinda Abrams of The Commonwealth Fund described the national effect of ABCD on policy and practice.  Speakers from Minnesota […]

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    December 13, 2012 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, Webinars
  • Publications

    Through Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) III, Arkansas, Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Oregon have developed and tested models to improve care coordination for children with or at risk of developmental delay.  The medical home has been a key mechanism in their improvement efforts. This brief draws from these states’ experiences to outline opportunities […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    All children enrolled in Medicaid are entitled to dental benefits as part of the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program (EPSDT), but only 40 percent of enrolled children had a dental visit in 2010. Access to dental care remains an issue for children, and states report that most dentists treat few or no […]

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    November 7, 2012 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, Oral Health, State Health Policy Blog
  • State Health Policy Blog

    By Carla Plaza November 2012 If you build it will they come? If history repeats itself, they will, but not without intentional, focused efforts to reach, assist and enroll individuals and families into health care coverage. Prior to the enactment of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), very little emphasis was placed on marketing public health […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    The Assuring Better Child Health and Development Initiative (ABCD) was formed in 2000 with a focus on supporting young children’s healthy development because there was strong evidence and growing recognition that early intervention can change the trajectory of a child’s life. Children at risk for developmental delay were not being identified as early as they […]

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    October 9, 2012 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, State Health Policy Blog