Public Insurance Programs and Children with Special Health Care Needs, A Tutorial on the Basics of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program

This tutorial on the basics of Medicaid and CHIP is a collaboration of NASHP and the Catalyst Center: Improving Financing of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN). The tutorial gives a broad overview of Medicaid and CHIP, the many different populations these programs serve, the changes they are undergoing as a result of health care reform and some options to help readers think about opportunities to improve services for CSHCN through communication and collaboration with Medicaid and CHIP staff. The tutorial starts with an overview of how definitions of CSHCN may vary by agency or program, followed by eight major topic areas and then recommendations for steps Title V programs can take to build successful partnerships with public insurance programs.

Mary Henderson
Jennifer Dolatshahi
Carol Tobias
Sara Bachman
Meg Comeau
February 2012
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Medicaid_101_tutorial.pdf 5.69 MB

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