Children’s Health

Wednesday, October 25th 11:00AM-12:30PM As of June 2017, 48 states used managed care delivery systems — either managed care organizations, or primary care management models — to provide Medicaid services to children and youth with special health care needs. This session explores three state approaches to providing Medicaid services to children through these systems. The […]

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  • Advancing Children’s Behavioral Health Through Systems Integration

    Wednesday, October 25th 9:15AM-10:45AM Early life experiences profoundly impact children’s development. Mental health issues and adverse events during childhood are associated with lower educational achievement, involvement in the criminal justice system, and poorer health outcomes in adulthood. With numerous systems serving children, states are adopting cross-cutting strategies to promote children’s behavioral health and establish early […]

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  • Chipping Away at Children’s Coverage?

    Tuesday, October 24th 1:30PM-3:00PM The Children’s Health Insurance program (CHIP), funded by a federal block grant, requires Congress to periodically authorize funding so states can continue to offer these programs. While states celebrate the lowest uninsured rate for children in years, they face uncertainty about CHIP’s future as they wait for Congress to renew funding. […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Children's Health, Medicaid

  • State Health Policy Blog

    CHIP and Medicaid are Essential Partners for Cross Agency Collaboration to Better Serve Children

    Increasingly states are focused on the critical role social determinants play in health, and public coverage programs play a key role in this focus. For more than 20 years, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has worked in coordination with state Medicaid programs to serve the health needs of low-income children. States are leveraging Medicaid […]

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  • Publications

    State Strategies to Measure and Incentivize Adolescent Depression Screening and Treatment in Medicaid

    In light of Mental Health Awareness month, it is important to highlight that a significant number of children and youth experience mental health issues. According to research, half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and depression is the second most prevalent behavioral health disorder among Medicaid-enrolled children. State Medicaid programs […]

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  • Webinars

    One-on-One State TA and Peer Learning Sessions

    Technical Assistance for States in Application of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Requirements to Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs Overview CMS is offering one-on-one technical assistance (TA) and a series of peer learning sessions to assist states in implementation of the final parity rule. All states are encouraged to participate, regardless of […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    The Clock is Ticking as We Enter a Critical Time for the Future of CHIP

    Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is set to end this September, and without Congressional action, states will soon confront significant fiscal challenges. If states exhaust their federal CHIP funds, those with separate CHIP programs can cap enrollment and take steps to close their CHIP programs. States that operate Medicaid expansion CHIP […]

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  • Children’s Health Insurance Resources

    Through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), states and the nation have made substantial progress in covering children and improving their access to quality health care supporting healthy growth and development. With ongoing funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, NASHP has supported, analyzed, and reported on state efforts to extend children’s […]

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    March 30, 2017 | Filed under: Children's Health, Landing Page

  • Publications
    Case Study: How Minnesota Uses Medicaid Levers to Address Maternal Depression and Improve Healthy Child Development

    Case Study: How Minnesota Uses Medicaid Levers to Address Maternal Depression and Improve Healthy Child Development

    Despite evidence that maternal depression is quite common and can negatively impact young children’s development, it is often undiagnosed and untreated. Since the rate of maternal depression is disproportionately higher in low-income women, Medicaid can play a leading role in identifying at-risk mothers and connecting them to treatment. With support from the David and Lucile […]

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  • Publications

    State Perspectives on Children’s Coverage in the Changing Health Policy Landscape

    As federal policymakers consider significant changes to health coverage, the future of federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beyond September 2017 remains uncertain leaving children’s coverage issues in the balance. To examine ways to ensure children’s health coverage needs continue to be met in the changing health policy environment, NASHP convened a […]

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    March 28, 2017 | Filed under: Children's Health, Front Page, Medicaid, Publications