Tag Archives: Improving coverage

  • 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
  • Through their Medicaid programs, states may offer specialized pregnancy benefits to women that target risks contributing to poor pregnancy outcomes.  Though such benefits are categorized as “optional” Medicaid services, they are seen by many as critical to optimizing maternal health and positive birth outcomes. These enhanced pregnancy benefits support women in having healthy pregnancies and […]

    January 7, 2010 | Filed under: Medicaid
  • This State Health Policy Monitor examines the status of SCHIP dental benefits in the 39 states that have such benefits in their programs. The paper discusses the variations among states in covered services, cost sharing, and benefit caps. SCHIP Dental 177.9 KB  

    April 1, 2009 | Filed under: Oral Health
  • This paper discusses the options that states have to include dental benefits in a health care reform plan, if the state desires to do so. Oral health resides, for all intents and purposes, in a different world from general health. Dental care is separate in financing and insurance; provider education, licensing, and regulation; and service […]

    March 24, 2009 | Filed under: Medicaid, Oral Health, Publications
  • 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 […]

    March 23, 2009 | Filed under: Care Coordination, Medicaid, Publications