Medicaid

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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  • 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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  • States and the Federal Government collect a variety of data on Medicaid services delivery to children and adolescents. These data are used for program evaluation, managing relationships with Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) that serve children, and measuring and improving the quality of services available to children. This section describes data collection initiatives in states, […]

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    December 10, 2013 | Filed under: Health IT, Medicaid, Quality and Performance Measurement
  • The Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents covers screening, preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services. Ensuring that children have adequate access to primary care providers, as well as that states have referral systems to facilitate access to other providers and specialists when necessary, is a priority for states. This section contains information on referral systems and initiatives in […]

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    December 10, 2013 | Filed under: Medicaid
  • Publications

    State Medicaid programs are the primary source of health coverage for the majority of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in the U.S. Coordination between Medicaid and Ryan White HIV/AIDS Programs (RWHAP) is integral to ensuring that PLWHA have access to comprehensive care. NASHP interviewed Medicaid and RWHAP officials in 14 states about successful coordination efforts. […]

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  • Webinars

    Successful coordination between Medicaid and Ryan White HIV/AIDS programs is one key to improving care and services for persons living with HIV/AIDS. As more people living with HIV/AIDS gain health insurance coverage, effective coordination between programs remains critical. During this webinar, state officials will discuss promising practices for coordination in the areas of inter-agency communication, […]

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    August 13, 2013 | Filed under: Medicaid, Webinars
  • 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
  • Publications

    In May of 1999, NASHP and The Commonwealth Fund launched the ABCD project. As states continue to address issues related to early childhood development, this report offers lessons, strategies, and policies learned over the past 12 years through this initiative. This report provides an overview of the focus and priorities of the ABCD initiative, a […]

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    July 19, 2013 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, Publications
  • State Health Policy Blog

    By Carla Plaza July 2013 Over the last couple of years, we’ve heard and learned much about states’ efforts to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, we have heard less about the continuing efforts and successes of states in covering more children. NASHP’s Children in the Vanguard project, supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies, brought […]

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  • Webinars

    Download Presentation Slides After nearly thirteen years the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) Program is coming to its conclusion. Despite the formal conclusion of this program, however, there is more work for states to do in promoting early childhood health and development. This final ABCD Alumni-only webinar features brief remarks from both the […]

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    June 18, 2013 | Filed under: Care Coordination, Children's Health, Medicaid, Webinars