Medicaid

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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  • Publications

    Several of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) key provisions are aimed specifically at children, but much of the law focuses on covering the larger uninsured population of adults without dependent children. As states focus on implementing these ACA coverage programs and other systemic changes by January 1, 2014, it will be important that children’s coverage […]

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    June 5, 2013 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, Publications, State Exchanges
  • Webinars

    Or Download Webinar Here Of the 22 million uninsured expected to gain coverage under the Affordable Care Act in 2014, more than 4 million projected to take-up coverage will have mental health or substance use disorders. On this webinar, after a brief overview of new data made available by SAMHSA, state and local officials and […]

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    April 12, 2013 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Medicaid, State Exchanges, Webinars
  • Mary Takach, NASHP Program Director, delivered the presentation titled “Reinventing Medicaid: Innovations To Advance Patient-Centered Care” at the National Investment Center (NIC) 2013 Regional Conference–The Future of Medicaid-Program Prospects and Provider Positioning, San Diego, CA, on March 6, 2013.          

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    March 8, 2013 | Filed under: Medicaid, Presentation, Primary Care and Medical Homes
  • State Health Policy Blog

    By Scott Holladay March 2013 The goal of evidence-based supported employment is to place individuals with serious mental illness in real, competitive jobs. This evidence–based practice (EBP) is highly effective, resulting in competitive employment at nearly three times the rate of other vocational services.[1] Studies comparing supported employment with day treatment have shown similar results.[2] […]

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    March 5, 2013 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Medicaid, State Health Policy Blog
  • Webinars

    Since 2000, the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) program has helped 27 states create models of service delivery and financing for early child development services, particularly for children covered by Medicaid.  During this webinar, Melinda Abrams of The Commonwealth Fund described the national effect of ABCD on policy and practice.  Speakers from Minnesota […]

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    December 13, 2012 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, Webinars
  • State Health Policy Blog

    All children enrolled in Medicaid are entitled to dental benefits as part of the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program (EPSDT), but only 40 percent of enrolled children had a dental visit in 2010. Access to dental care remains an issue for children, and states report that most dentists treat few or no […]

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    November 7, 2012 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, Oral Health, State Health Policy Blog
  • State Health Policy Blog

    The Assuring Better Child Health and Development Initiative (ABCD) was formed in 2000 with a focus on supporting young children’s healthy development because there was strong evidence and growing recognition that early intervention can change the trajectory of a child’s life. Children at risk for developmental delay were not being identified as early as they […]

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    October 9, 2012 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, State Health Policy Blog
  • State Health Policy Blog

    By Katharine Witgert September 2012 It’s back-to-school time in many families, but kids – and moms – can benefit from teaching and learning much earlier in life, too. Home visits to new and expectant mothers help ensure that both mothers and children receive needed health services and can improve health and life outcomes in cost-effective ways. […]

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    September 10, 2012 | Filed under: Medicaid, Population & Public Health, State Health Policy Blog
  • Webinars

    One challenge states face in implementing the Affordable Care Act is smoothing transitions for individuals who may churn between Medicaid and health insurance exchanges. Many people who will become eligible for coverage already interact with safety net providers. This report explores potential roles safety net providers could play in bridging gaps in coverage and care […]

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    September 7, 2012 | Filed under: Medicaid, Webinars