Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

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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  • Publications

    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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  • Provides information on Minnesota’s recommendations and tools to promote developmental screening. Reviews 15 commonly used developmental and social emotional screening tools as to age of use, language, sensitivity, specificity, validity, reliability, how to order, cost, time to administer, score, and minimum scoring skill level for administration. Clearly states which tools are and are not recommended. […]

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  • Publications

    In 2007, 19 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia came together to form the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) Screening Academy. They worked, with the support of NASHP, to improve identification of children with or at risk for or with developmental delays. Screening Academy members worked to make both policy and […]

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  • Publications

    This State Health Policy Briefing is the third in a series examining the efforts of 19 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to improve identification of children with or at risk for developmental delay. For 15 months, ending in July 2008, these states and territories worked together, with the support of NASHP and […]

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  • Publications

    This paper summarizes the results of a meeting convened as a means of engaging state, federal, provider, and consumer experts from the child mental health and maternal child health fields in a conversation about how to develop stronger collaborative approaches to improve systems for child and adolescent mental health. The meeting was based on the […]

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  • Publications

    In an effort to identify key issues in Medicaid managed care for children with special health care needs and examine the ways that states have addressed those issues, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) convened a symposium in June of 1999 of state Medicaid officials and representatives of managed care organizations (MCOs), provider […]

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