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Young D, Brown ZM, Somers S, Perkins J. 2021. Children's health under Medicaid: A national review of early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment services 2015-2019 (4th ed.). Chapel Hill, NC: National Health Law Program, 163 pp.

Annotation: This chartbook presents Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Form CMS-416 annual data submitted by states for federal fiscal years 2015 to 2019. This form measures states’ efforts to ensure that children who are eligible for services, including oral health services provided through the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) program, receive these services. The chartbook includes background and provides an overview of EPSDT, describes the scope of EPSDT, and presents EPSDT reporting requirements.

Contact: National Health Law Program, North Carolina Office, 1512 E. Franklin St., Suite 110, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, Telephone: (919) 968-6308 Fax: (919) 968-8855 E-mail: nhelpnc@healthlaw.org Web Site: http://www.healthlaw.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, EPSDT, Forms, Medicare, Oral health, State programs, Statistical data

Honsberger K, Tanga AM, Eichner H. 2020. Identification and screening of social determinants of health among children with special health care needs in Medicaid. Itasca, IL: National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home, 7 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet discusses the relationship between social determinants of health (SDOH) and children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and gives case studies from North Carolina, Kansas and Oregon to describe how these states have used screenings and administrative data to identify and assess SDOH in order to better support CYSHCN.

Contact: National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (847) 434-7605 Secondary Telephone: (800) 433-9016, ext. 7605 Web Site: https://medicalhomeinfo.aap.org/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents with special health care needs, Children with special health care needs, Kansas, Managed care, Medicare, North Carolina, Oregon, Social factors, State initiatives

California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine and Children's Partnership. 2020. The virtual dental home: Building best practices into California's oral health care delivery system for children. [Los Angeles, CA]: Children's Partnership, 16 pp.

Annotation: This brief provides information about the virtual dental home (VDH) implemented by four communities in five California counties as part of their local dental pilot projects (LDPPs). The aim of the LDPPs is to increase use of oral health care among children enrolled in Medi-Cal through innovative pilot projects. The brief provides background on the VDH, outlines how it was implemented, identifies lessons learned and best practices, and provides recommendations for integrating the VDH into California’s oral-health-care-delivery system. It also considers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on VDH implementation.

Contact: Children's Partnership, 811 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1000, Los Angeles, CA 90017, Telephone: (213) 341-1222 Fax: (213) 293-1483 E-mail: frontdoor@childrenspartnership.org Web Site: http://www.childrenspartnership.org Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Medical home, Medicare, Oral health, State programs

Kattlove J, Glassman P. 2020. The virtual dental home in Orange County: Building best practices into the oral health care delivery system for children. Elk Grove, CA: California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine, 14 pp.

Annotation: This brief provides information about the virtual dental home (VDH) implemented by four communities in five California counties as part of their local dental pilot projects (LDPPs). The aim of the LDPPs is to increase use of oral health care among children enrolled in Medi-Cal through innovative pilot projects. The brief outlines how the VDH has been implemented by community health centers in Orange County, identifies lessons learned and best practices related to the VDH, and provides recommendations for sustaining best practices and integrating them into the oral-health-care-delivery system throughout Orange County and the state.

Contact: California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine, 9700 West Taron Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95757, Telephone: 916-686-7300 Web Site: http://dentalmedicine.cnsu.edu/ Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Medical home, Medicare, Oral health, State programs

Kattlove J, Glassman P. 2020. The virtual dental home in Sacramento: Building best practices into the oral health care delivery system for children. Elk Grove, CA: California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine, 15 pp.

Annotation: This brief provides information about the virtual dental home (VDH) implemented by four communities in five California counties as part of their local dental pilot projects (LDPPs). The aim of the LDPPs is to increase use of oral health care among children enrolled in Medi-Cal through innovative pilot projects. The brief outlines how the VDH has been implemented by community health centers in Sacramento County, identifies lessons learned and best practices related to the VDH, and provides recommendations for sustaining best practices and integrating them into the oral-health-care-delivery system throughout Sacramento County and the state.

Contact: California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine, 9700 West Taron Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95757, Telephone: 916-686-7300 Web Site: http://dentalmedicine.cnsu.edu/ Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Medical home, Medicare, Oral health, State programs

Kattlove J, Glassman P. 2020. The virtual dental home in San Joaquin County: Building best practices into the oral health care delivery system for children. Elk Grove, CA: California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine, 12 pp.

Annotation: This brief provides information about the virtual dental home (VDH) implemented by four communities in five California counties as part of their local dental pilot projects (LDPPs). The aim of the LDPPs is to increase use of oral health care among children enrolled in Medi-Cal through innovative pilot projects. The brief outlines how the VDH has been implemented by community health centers in San Joaquin County, identifies lessons learned and best practices related to the VDH, and provides recommendations for sustaining best practices and integrating them into the oral-health-care-delivery system throughout San Joaquin County and the state.

Contact: California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine, 9700 West Taron Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95757, Telephone: 916-686-7300 Web Site: http://dentalmedicine.cnsu.edu/ Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Medical home, Medicare, Oral health, State programs

Freed M, Neuman T, Jacobson G. 2019. Drilling down on dental coverage and costs for Medicare beneficiaries. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 25 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This brief reviews the state of oral health for older adults on Medicare. It describes the health and economic consequences of foregoing oral health care, sources of dental coverage, out-of-pocket costs of oral health care, and use of oral health services. Data and methods are discussed.

Contact: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, Telephone: (650) 854-9400 Secondary Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (650) 854-4800 Web Site: http://www.kff.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Costs, Health care utilization, Low income groups, Medicare, Older adults, Oral health, Statistical data

Alliance for Health Reform. 2013. Covering health issues: A sourcebook for journalists. Washington, DC: Alliance for Health Reform, 180 pp.

Annotation: This guide for journalists provides background information on health care policy issues including data and information about health care policy experts and how to contact them. Topics include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, health care costs, health information technology, quality of care, health insurance exchanges, Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program., dual eligibles, long-term services and support, disparities in health and health care, mental health and substance abuse, and public health and prevention. A list of acronyms and a glossary are included. The online version also features local news stories related to the topics.

Contact: Alliance for Health Reform, 1444 Eye St., N.W., Suite 910, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 789-2300 Fax: (202) 789-2233 E-mail: info@allhealth.org Web Site: http://www.allhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Barriers, Costs, Health care reform, Health insurance, Long term care, Mass media, Medicaid, Medicare, Mental health, Prevention, Public health, Quality assurance, Substance abuse, Technology

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 2013. Summary of the Affordable Care Act (rev. ed.). Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 12 pp. (Focus on health reform)

Annotation: This document summarizes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) as signed into law on March 23, 2010 and changes made to the law by subsequent legislation. It focuses on provisions to expand coverage, control health care costs, and improve the health care delivery system. Information is divided into the following sections: individual mandate, employer requirements, expansion of public programs, premium and cost-sharing subsidies to individuals, premium subsidies to employers, tax changes related to health insurance or financing health reform, health insurance exchanges, benefit design, changes to private insurance, state role, cost containment, improving quality/health system performance, prevention and wellness, long-term care, and other investments.

Contact: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, Telephone: (650) 854-9400 Secondary Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (650) 854-4800 Web Site: http://www.kff.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal health insurance programs, Federal legislation, Health care reform, Health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Access to health care, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Children's Hospital Association. 2013. Optimizing health care for children with medical complexity. Alexandria, VA: Children's Hospital Association, 28 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information on the special needs of children with medical complexity. The report discusses the medically complex pediatric population and the care coordination, services, and intervention these children require; challenges to changing care; solutions; and a foundation for reform. A number of children with different types of medical complexity are described within the report.

Contact: Children's Hospital Association, 600 13th Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 753-5500 Web Site: http://www.childrenshospitals.net Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents with special health care needs, Case studies, Children with special health care needs, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Costs, Family support services, Health insurance, Health services, Infants with special health care needs, Intervention, Medicare, Service coordination, Social services

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. 2013. Report on pediatric restorative dental surgery and analysis of rates for anesthesia services. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 48 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about pediatric dental surgery and payment rates for related anesthesia services in Maryland. The report discusses the use of pediatric restorative dental surgery for fiscal years 2006–2013 by facility, and analyzes rates of anesthesia services performed in connection to pediatric restorative dental surgery compared to rates paid by Medicare and commercial payors. Also included is a justification for why Medicare rates should be considered the benchmark for Medicaid anesthesia rates.

Contact: Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-6500 Secondary Telephone: (877) 463-3464 Web Site: http://www.dhmh.maryland.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Anesthesia, Benchmarking, Child health services, Comparative analysis, Dental surgery, Maryland, Medicaid, Medicare, Oral health, Pediatric care, Reimbursement, State programs, Third party payers

National Quality Forum. 2012. Oral health performance measurement: Environmental scan, gap analysis and measure topics prioritization—Technical report. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum, 112 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the state of oral-health-performance measurement. Topics include the degree to which existing measures are developed and implemented and how well they relate to established oral health priority areas. The report specifically addresses the need for oral health performance measures that are applicable to oral-health-safety-net programs. Recommendations for oral-health-measure development and standardization are included.

Contact: National Quality Forum, 1030 15th Street, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 783-1300 Fax: (202) 783-3434 E-mail: info@qualityforum.org Web Site: http://www.qualityforum.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Measures, Medicaid, Medicare, Oral health, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Standards

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2010. Health reform: What's in it to promote the medical home?. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes medical home provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and explains how state MCH programs can maximize those provisions to promote medical homes. It describes grants and demonstration project funding available to states; the establishment of a center for Medicare and Medicaid innovation; funding for programs that support collaborative care; and the expansion of community health centers. A list of additional information sources is included.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health centers, Federal legislation, Grants, Health care reform, Medicaid, Medical home, Medicare, Program improvement, State MCH programs

Stewart A, Richardson OL, Cox MA, Hayes K, Rosenbaum S. 2010. The Affordable Care Act: US vaccine policy and practice. Washington, DC: George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy, 45 pp., plus appendices.

Annotation: This report examines how the Affordable Care Act addresses vaccine and immunization policy and practice, assesses the implications of the act for vaccine and immunization policy, and assesses the extent to which the act addresses the National Vaccine Advisory Committee’s Vaccine Financing Working Group’s recommendations. Topics include private health insurance and group benefit plans, state-regulated health insurance sold in individual and small group markets, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Medicare, health care quality and innovation, federal funding for vaccine programs, population health and prevention initiatives, research, community health centers, school-based health centers, supporting the health work force, and implementation recommendations.

Contact: George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy, 950 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Sixth Floor, Washington, DC 20052, Telephone: (202) 994-4100 Web Site: http://publichealth.gwu.edu/departments/health-policy Available from the website.

Keywords: , Children’s Health Insurance Program, Federal legislation, Financing, Health care, Health insurance, Immunization, Medicaid, Medicare, Public policy, School health

U.S. Government Printing Office. 2010. Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-152). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 55 pp. (Related to 35009)

Annotation: This document is the full, official printing of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, as passed in 111th Congress, H.R. 4872, in March 2010, P.L. 111-152. Contents include: Title I. Coverage, Medicare, Medicaid, and Revenues; Title II. Education and Health. This act amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009.

Contact: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20401, Telephone: (202) 512-1800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 512-1800 Fax: (202) 512-2104 E-mail: contactcenter@gpo.gov Web Site: http://www.gpo.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal health insurance programs, Federal legislation, Health care reform, Health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, , Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

James CV, Salganicoff A, Thomas M, Ranji U, Lillie-Blanton M, Wyn R. 2009. Putting women's health care disparities on the map: Examining racial and ethnic disparities at the state level. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 104 pp.

Annotation: This report assesses the status of women in the 50 states and the District of Columbia in three dimensions: health, access and utilization, and social determinants. The first three chapters present data on the prevalence and rates for 25 indicators encompassed by these dimensions for women in various racial and ethnic groups, as well as state-level disparity scores. The fourth chapter presents state-level data on 8 indicators reflecting state policies and payment for Medicare and family planning, and health care work force availability. Each chapter begins with a description of the dimension and the indicators contained within it and provides a description of each indicator and highlights of findings.

Contact: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, Telephone: (650) 854-9400 Secondary Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (650) 854-4800 Web Site: http://www.kff.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Ethnic factors, Family planning, Low income groups, Medicare, Public policy, Racial factors, Social factors, State programs, Statistical data, Women's health

U.S. Government Printing Office. 2009. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2,407 pp. (Related to 35010)

Annotation: This document is the full, official printing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), as passed in 111th Congress, First Session, H.R. 3590, in December of 2009, P.L. 111-148. Contents include: Title I. Quality, Affordable Health Care for All Americans; Title II. The Role of Public Programs; Title III. Improving the Quality and Efficiency of Health Care; Title IV. Prevention of Chronic Disease and Improving Public Health; Title V. Health Care Workforce; Title VI. Transparency and Program Integrity; Title VII. Improving Access to Innovative Medical Therapies; Title VIII. Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act (CLASS Act); Title IX. Revenue Provisions; Title X. Reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.

Contact: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20401, Telephone: (202) 512-1800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 512-1800 Fax: (202) 512-2104 E-mail: contactcenter@gpo.gov Web Site: http://www.gpo.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal health insurance programs, Federal legislation, Health care reform, Health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. [2008]. The role of federal programs: Medicaid, SCHIP, and Medicare. Washington, DC: Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, 4 pp. (Healthcare reform issue brief)

Annotation: This brief provides background and offers policy recommendations about the role of Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program, and Medicare.

Contact: Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, 1101 15th Street, N.W., Suite 1212, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 467-5730 Secondary Telephone: (202) 467-4232 Fax: (202) 223-0409 E-mail: communications@bazelon.org Web Site: http://www.bazelon.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Costs, Legislation, Low income groups, Medicaid, Medicare, Mental health, Public policy, State Children's Health Insurance Program

Davis K, Schoen C. 2008. Using what works: Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children's Health Insurance Program as a base for health care reform. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 35 pp.

Annotation: This paper provides information on the role of public health programs in health reform and what Congress can do to lay the foundation for health reforms to ensure affordable coverage for all Americans. The paper provides background on the uninsured, Medicare, Medicaid and the State Children Health Insurance Program, public programs and private insurers, and the road ahead -- using what works. The charts from the paper are also available in a separate file suitable for overhead projection.

Contact: Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021, Telephone: (212) 606-3800 Fax: (212) 606-3500 E-mail: info@cmwf.org Web Site: http://www.commonwealthfund.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Health insurance, Low income groups, Medicaid, Medicare, Public health, State Children's Health Insurance Program, Uninsured persons

Perry M, Paradise J. 2007. Enrolling children in Medicaid and SCHIP: Insights from focus groups with low-income parents. Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 18 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on research conducted to explore low-income parents' knowledge of Medicare and the State Children's Health Insurance Program, their interest in enrolling their children, and the factors that pose barriers to their participation. The work also investigates the value parents place on health coverage for their children and how low-income families without insurance cope with their children's health care needs. The report, which includes an executive summary, introduces the issue and discusses the study methodology and findings, provides policy implications, and offers a conclusion. One appendix is included: focus groups locations, dates, and composition.

Contact: Kaiser Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 1330 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (202) 347-5274 E-mail: http://www.kff.org/about/contact.cfm Web Site: http://kff.org/about-kaiser-commission-on-medicaid-and-the-uninsured/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Child health, Enrollment, Families, Health care, Health insurance, Low income groups, MCH research, Medicare, Parents, State Children's Health Insurance Program, Uninsured persons

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.