Publications

Charting SCHIP II: An Analysis of the Second Comprehensive Survey of State Children’s Health Insurance Programs is the second report published in a series that examine the policies and strategies that states use to manage their CHIP programs. These reports draw on information NASHP has collected through surveys conducted since 1998. Charting CHIP II represents […]

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    Youth in the juvenile justice and foster care systems often share many traits: a history of abuse or neglect, mental health and substance abuse needs, low incomes, and likely eligibility for public insurance programs. For both populations, custody transitions provide an opportunity to screen youth for Medicaid and State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) eligibility. […]

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    March 23, 2009 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Medicaid, Publications
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    Early access to high-quality child health care and development programs builds a foundation that ensures each child the optimum chance to grow strong physically, emotionally, and socially. Medicaid, the primary insurer for more than a quarter of all children in the United States, is the critical link to building this foundation for poor and low-income […]

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    March 23, 2009 | Filed under: Care Coordination, Medicaid, Publications
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    Children must be healthy in order to learn. Their motor skills, coordination, and overall physical health affect social-emotional and cognitive development and academic achievement. The domains of child development are interrelated, demanding a multi-sector approach to foster healthy development. Yet, cross-sector service coordination remains a challenge. Increasingly, states are recognizing that healthy development requires attention […]

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    March 23, 2009 | Filed under: Care Coordination, Children's Health, Publications
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    The success of the ABCD Initiative provides lessons for states and other entities wishing to improve the quality of health care while controlling costs and improving efficiency.  Identifying and implementing key processes to improve state policies affecting screening in primary care are the focus of this brief.  ABCD states changed state statutes, state regulations, contracts, […]

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    March 23, 2009 | Filed under: Publications
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    State policies have a strong influence on the ability of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to participate in managed care arrangements. The 2000 Institute of Medicine report, “America’s Health Care Safety Net: Intact but Endangered,” examined the impact of Medicaid managed care on the future integrity and viability of safety net providers, such as community […]

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    March 19, 2009 | Filed under: Medicaid, Publications
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    Poor access to oral health care and low utilization of oral health services by publicly insured people have been persistent problems that states and their Medicaid programs have grappled with for decades. However, there are groups of Medicaid enrollees – such as young children, pregnant women, people with developmental disabilities, and people living in rural […]

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    March 19, 2009 | Filed under: Medicaid, Oral Health, Publications
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    The recent growth of retail clinics across the United States presents opportunities and challenges for states working to address access, costs, and quality issues within their health delivery systems.  With more than 1,000 sites in 37 states, the emergence of retail clinics as an alternate provider has shaken up traditional health care models and can […]

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    March 19, 2009 | Filed under: Publications
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    With reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) moving quickly through Congress, this State Health Policy briefing seeks to inform the federal legislators and other policymakers about the issues of greatest concern to SCHIP program directors related to the reauthorization. The brief was developed by NASHP through in-depth conversations with and input from […]

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    February 12, 2009 | Filed under: Children's Health, Publications
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    This Issue Brief discusses implications of federal court cases for state health reform. After outlining the reasons states may want to include employers as a source of health care financing, the paper discusses ERISA’s preemption principles, describes state and local laws that have imposed employer fees, and notes the key findings and conclusions from several […]

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    February 12, 2009 | Filed under: Publications