Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

According to the data from the Administration on Children Youth and Families there are an estimated 600,000 children residing in foster care in our country. Each of these children enter foster care with a background of abuse or neglect sufficient to warrant being removed from their families. The children entering care present complex medical and […]

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    Increasingly, the system for delivery of health and medical care to children in foster care is perceived as less than adequate to achieve the most desired outcomes for these children. While never viewed as having been the perfect system, the shortcomings of the current approach have been exacerbated and highlighted by the growth in the […]

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    This briefing report is written to alert public and private sector decision makers to the potential advantages and disadvantages of a health care reform strategy based on managed competition from the perspective of an important and vulnerable population — children with special health care needs. Nearly a third of all children in the U.S. currently […]

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    The purpose of this report is to alert public and private decision makers who are engaged in the health reform debate to the special circumstances facing low-income children with disabilities. These children require more care, different and specialized care, and more costly care than children without disabilities. Some benefit greatly from many of the services […]

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    This tutorial on the basics of Medicaid and CHIP is a collaboration of NASHP and the Catalyst Center: Improving Financing of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN). The tutorial gives a broad overview of Medicaid and CHIP, the many different populations these programs serve, the changes they are undergoing as […]

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    This is the second in the series of Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) III Innovation Briefs. This new brief focuses on the web-based referral and tracking system (“web portal”) that Oklahoma has built into its pre-existing Preventive Services Reminder System. The state designed this web portal to improve care coordination for children with […]

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    This is the first in a series of Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) III Innovation Briefs. This brief focuses on electronic information-sharing systems that Illinois is building or adapting to improve care coordination for children with or at risk of developmental delays. Illinois is poised to improve care coordination by implementing an electronic […]

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  • Webinars

    This state-only webinar presented by NASHP with support from the Commonwealth Fund and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation for EPSDT and CHIP program administrators provided participants with an opportunity to learn more about the concept and legal definitions of pediatric medical necessity and to talk with their peers about implementation of pediatric necessity within […]

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  • Webinars

    States participating in the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) III initiative are implementing new strategies to improve care coordination and service linkages to support healthy child development. A number of early lessons have emerged from the initiative with implications for young children and other populations. This webinar, supported by The Commonwealth Fund, will […]

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    This brief, written by Carrie Hanlon and produced by the Urban Institute ,examines states’ Medicaid and CHIP policy choices and new opportunities under health reform and other federal legislation to develop a well-coordinated system of care for children receiving Early Intervention (EI) and other ongoing services. State examples in the paper draw significantly from NASHP’s […]

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