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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

Williams B, Claypool H, Crowley JS. 2005. Navigating Medicare and Medicaid, 2005: A resource guide for people with disabilities, their families, and their advocates. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 55 pp.

Annotation: This guide, which is geared toward individuals with disabilities and their families, friends, and advocates, explains the critical role Medicare and Medicaid have come to play in the lives and the futures of roughly 20 million children, adults, and seniors with disabilities and gives people with disabilities new information to help them get the most from these programs. The guide discusses each program individually as well as the interaction between the two programs.

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: Adolescents with special health care needs, Advocacy, Children with special health care needs, Consumer education materials, Disabilities, Eligibility, Families, Infants with special health care needs, Medicaid, Medicare

Lee J, Shartzer A. 2005. Health plans emerging as pragmatic partners in fight against obesity. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 50 pp.

Annotation: The report describes obesity initiatives in health plans across the country and features essays on the obesity problem contributed by thinkers among a cross-section of stakeholders. The report provides information on prevalence and trends as well as the health and economic impact of obesity. It also addresses current issues in the prevention and treatment of obesity. The report, which includes an executive summary, also discusses findings and includes sidebar discussions on Medicare and Medicaid, obesity-related prescription drug treatments, employers and health plans weighing benefits and risks of weight-loss surgery, and expert panel recommendations. Statistical information is presented in tables and figures throughout the report. References are included. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Costs, Initiatives, Managed care, Medicaid, Medicare, Obesity, Prescription drugs, Prevention, Surgery, Treatment, Trends, Weight loss

Rosenbaum S, Wilensky S, Cox M, Wright DB. 2005. Reducing obesity risks during childhood: The role of public and private health insurance. Washington, DC: George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy, 46 pp.

Annotation: This report assesses the implications of the 2004 Department of Health and Human Services obesity ruling, which removed language from the Medicare Coverage Issues Manual stating that obesity is not an illness, in the context of public and private health insurance for children. The report begins with an overview of what is known about obesity risk in childhood, as well as its short-term and long-term health consequences. The report then considers the implications of the 2004 decision for private health insurance coverage for children and for children covered under Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program. The report concludes with a discussion of strategies of engaging both public and private insurers in a systematic effort to increase investment in preventive health services for children at risk for obesity.Statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the report.

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: Child health, Financing, Health insurance, High risk children, Medicare, Obesity, Prevention, State Children's Health Insurance Program

Redlener I, Grant R, Johnson D. 2004. Losing ground in 2004: The consequences of diminished access to health care for the nation's children. New York, NY: Children's Health Fund, 11 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the consequences of diminished access to health care for U.S. children. It discusses the number of children at risk for losing health insurance coverage, what health insurance means to children, the "medical home, " lessons learned about reversal of insurance trends, and new and persistent health challenges. The report offers conclusions and recommendations and concludes with extensive endnotes.

Contact: Children's Health Fund, 215 West 125th Street, Suite 301 , New York, NY 10027, Telephone: (212) 535-9400 Web Site: http://www.childrenshealthfund.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Child health, Health insurance, Low income groups, Medical home, Medicare, State Children's Health Insurance Program, Trends, Uninsured persons

Lambrew JM. 2001. Diagnosing disparities in health insurance for women: A prescription for change. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 34 pp.

Annotation: This study provides data analysis on differences in women's access to care and health insurance coverage, based on the Current Population Survey (primarily from March 2000), the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (1996), and The Commonwealth Fund Health Care Survey of Adults ages 50 to 70 (1999). The study also assesses selected policies aimed at reducing the number of uninsured through the prism of their effect on women. The conclusion discusses implications for efforts to expand health coverage. The appendix contains information on the study's methodology; statistical tables; and reference notes. The study concludes with a list of related publications by the Commonwealth Fund.

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 at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Data analysis, Federal initiatives, Health insurance, Medicare, State Children's Health Insurance Program, State initiatives, Statistical data, Women's health services

Oehlmann ML. 2001. Toward improving birth outcomes: A best clinical and administrative practices toolkit for Medicaid health plans. Lawrenceville, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 66 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit begins with a brief discussion of the process improvement model used in Best Clinical and Administrative Practices (BCAP). It then presents the "typology for improvement" developed for the Toward Improving Birth Outcomes workgroup, followed by a separate chapter for each typology category. For each of these categories, an inventory of change strategies is listed, followed by case studies of pilot projects. The last chapter outlines effective communication tactics to facilitate change. The appendices provide sample tools from BCAP workgroup health plans and other relevant materials, including program forms, risk assessment forms, pilot program materials; recommended readings, and the BCAP network and contacts.

Contact: Center for Health Care Strategies, 200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 119, Hamilton, NJ 08619, Telephone: (609) 528-8400 Fax: (609) 586-3679 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.chcs.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Childbirth, Health care financing, Managed care, Medicaid, Medicare, Model programs, Outcome and process assessment, Pilot projects, Pregnancy outcome, Program descriptions, Program improvement, Quality assurance, State children's health insurance program, State programs

James G. 2000. Winning in the women's health care marketplace: A comprehensive plan for health care strategists. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 271 pp.

Annotation: This book outlines a a systematic approach for creating a health program that will gain the attention and loyalty of the emerging women's health care market. The book offers practical strategies in three areas that impact a woman's choice of health care providers: (1) education and information; (2) convenient diagnostic and clinical services; and (3) sensitive treatment by health care providers. The book also contains information about the fundamentals of retail health care trends and an overview of the market and legislative factors that focus on women's health.

Contact: Jossey-Bass Publishers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Corporate Headquarters, 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, Telephone: (201) 748-6000 Fax: (201) 748-6088 E-mail: info@wiley.com Web Site: http://www.JosseyBass.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-7879-4444-0.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health care costs, Health care delivery, Managed care, Market research, Marketing, Medicare, Women's health

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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.