Children’s Health

Thursday, August 31 from 3:30 PM ET – 4:30 PM ET View the webinar Download the webinar slides August marked the 20-year anniversary of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which is widely recognized as offering affordable and age-appropriate health coverage and having significantly reduced the uninsured rate of children in low and moderate income […]

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  • State of Play: Latest update on federal health reform efforts

    After recent failed efforts to pass a health care repeal or replace bill, Congress spent much of last week re-grouping on a future healthcare strategy. While most current signals point to the likely end of a full ACA legislative repeal effort, there is pervasive recognition that there are issues that need to be urgently addressed […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    State CHIP Changes Are Coming Soon

    As we enter into August, there is increased pressure on states because federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) remains uncertain beyond September 30, which means states are now facing critical decision points. States do not know if and when Congress will continue funding CHIP and even if federal funds are extended will […]

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  • Webinars

    Supporting Title V and Medicaid Collaboration in Pediatric Medical Home Implementation

    Thursday July 20, 1:00 PM – 2:00PM CT Presented by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation, the National Academy for State Health Policy, and the Catalyst Center, this webinar will provide strategies and promising practices to enhance collaboration on pediatric medical home initiatives between Title V children and youth with special health care needs […]

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    July 6, 2017 | Filed under: Children's Health, Webinars, Webinars

  • Breaking New Ground: Medicaid Managed Care for Children with Chronic and Complex Health Conditions

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

  • 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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