Rosenthal J, Henderson M, Dolatshahi J, Hess C, Tobias C, Bachman S, Comeau M. 2017. Public insurance programs and children with special health care needs: A tutorial on the basics of Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) (upd.). Boston, MA: Catalyst Center; Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 55 pp.
Annotation: This tutorial provides an overview of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), populations these programs serve, changes the programs are undergoing under health care transformation, and opportunities to improve services for children with special health care needs (CSHCN) through communication and collaboration with Medicaid and CHIP staff. The tutorial begins with an overview of how definitions of CSHCN may vary by agency or program, followed by 11 major topic areas including recommendations for Title V programs to build successful partnerships with public insurance programs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Contact: Catalyst Center, the National Center for Health Insurance and Financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, Boston University School of Public Health, Center for Advancing Health Policy and Practice, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02218-2526, Telephone: (617) 638-1930 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: http://cahpp.org/project/the-catalyst-center Available from the website.
Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Children with special health care needs, Children's Health Insurance Program, EPSDT, Financing, Health care reform, Medicaid, Oral health, Program improvement, Resources for professionals, Title V programs