Tag Archives: Access to Care

  • 10/10/2013 3:30pm Speakers: Joseph Flores Ensuring access to oral health services for vulnerable populations is a perennial challenge that touches many areas of states’ work – public coverage, population health, workforce, and the medical care delivery system among them. What new ideas are emerging to address this challenge? In this policy café, conference participants will […]

    February 12, 2015 | Filed under: 2013 Conference
  • This brief explores ways that states are sharing the responsibility of consumer assistance with the federal marketplace in three key areas: marketing and advertising initiatives, the work of navigators and other in-person assisters, and the development of a system for eligibility decision appeals. It also provides specific examples of states utilizing the Federally Facilitated Marketplace […]

    February 13, 2014 | Filed under: Publications, State Exchanges
  • The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expands health insurance coverage options to millions of uninsured individuals, and makes significant changes to state eligibility and enrollment processes. Many of these changes were implemented by October 1, 2013, with the beginning of the first open enrollment period for health insurance marketplaces. This brief describes states’ experiences—including challenges and […]

    January 30, 2014 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Publications, State Exchanges
  • State Medicaid programs are the primary source of health coverage for the majority of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in the U.S. Coordination between Medicaid and Ryan White HIV/AIDS Programs (RWHAP) is integral to ensuring that PLWHA have access to comprehensive care. NASHP interviewed Medicaid and RWHAP officials in 14 states about successful coordination efforts. […]

  • By Andy Snyder September 2013 It’s the start of the school year, and some school-based health centers (SBHCs) are busy providing health services not just to students, but to adults as well. The School-Based Health Alliance reports that the number of school-based health centers that provide care to students’ families, school faculty, and the wider […]

  • Successful coordination between Medicaid and Ryan White HIV/AIDS programs is one key to improving care and services for persons living with HIV/AIDS. As more people living with HIV/AIDS gain health insurance coverage, effective coordination between programs remains critical. During this webinar, state officials will discuss promising practices for coordination in the areas of inter-agency communication, […]

    August 13, 2013 | Filed under: Medicaid, Webinars
  • By 2019, Medicaid is estimated to cover an additional 16 million of the most vulnerable Americans, significantly increasing the shape and size of the program. On this State Refor(u)m webinar, officials from three states will provide a closer look at what states are doing to prepare. Moderator: Sonya Schwartz, Program Director, National Academy for State […]

    May 24, 2012 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Webinars
  • The Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) program is the child health component of Medicaid. Despite EPSDT’s broad benefits, studies and state policymakers’ experience suggest that not all children are receiving the services to which they are entitled. While many stakeholders understand the requirements that define EPSDT well child visits (commonly called screening visits) […]

    June 13, 2010 | Filed under: Medicaid, Publications
  • Access to dental care is an increasingly serious problem for many people in the United States, particularly for children.  There is a shortage of private dentists and a limited availability of affordable, or government-supported dental care. This is further compounded by the small number of private dentists willing to participate in public health insurance programs, […]

    June 4, 2009 | Filed under: Oral Health, Publications
  • Access to dental care is an increasingly serious problem for many people in the United States, particularly for children.  There is a shortage of private dentists and a limited availability of affordable, or government-supported dental care. This is further compounded by the small number of private dentists willing to participate in public health insurance programs, […]

    June 3, 2009 | Filed under: Oral Health, Publications