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George Washington University, Center for Health Services Research and Policy. 2002. Optional purchasing specifications: Medicaid managed care for children with special health care needs—A technical assistance document. [Rev. Ed.]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University, Center for Health Services Research and Policy, 47 pp.

Annotation: This technical assistance document provides options for language on key contracting issues that can assist state officials in purchasing services from managed care organizations on behalf of children with special health care needs (CSHCN). The document's primary focus is on Medicaid, and it is also appropriate for other audiences interested in child health such as large employers, providers, child advocates, and consumers. Leadership in developing this document was provided by the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau's Division of Services for Children with Special Needs in collaboration with other federal agencies.

Contact: George Washington University, Center for Health Policy Research, 2021 K Street, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20006, Telephone: (202) 994-4100 Fax: (202) 994-4040 E-mail: info@gwhealthpolicy.org Web Site: http://publichealth.gwu.edu/projects/center-health-policy-research Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Guidelines, Managed care, Medicaid managed care, Purchasing, Specifications

George Washington University, Center for Health Services Research and Policy. 2001. Optional purchasing specifications: Cultural competence in the delivery of services through Medicaid managed care—A technical assistance document. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University, Center for Health Services Research and Policy, 69 pp.

George Washington University, Center for Health Services Research and Policy. 2000. Sample purchasing specifications for Medicaid pediatric dental and oral health services. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University, Center for Health Services Research and Policy, 26 pp.

Annotation: This manual provides sample specifications for use by state agencies purchasing health care services for children eligible for Medicaid and other programs. It provides examples of agreements with managed care organizations that arrange for the delivery of comprehensive health care, including pediatric oral health services, through a network of participating providers. Part 1 addresses pediatric oral health service benefits in general, and the following specific topics: scope of benefit; preventive services; treatment and restorative services; radiographic, laboratory, and other diagnostic services; prescription drugs; guidelines; coverage determinations; and compliance measures. A set of definitions of terms used in the document is included. Part 2 covers pediatric oral health service delivery and quality, including enrollee access to oral health care providers, enrollment and disenrollment, provider network requirements, data collection and reporting, quality measurement and improvement, and compliance measures.

Contact: George Washington University, Center for Health Policy Research, 2021 K Street, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20006, Telephone: (202) 994-4100 Fax: (202) 994-4040 E-mail: info@gwhealthpolicy.org Web Site: http://publichealth.gwu.edu/projects/center-health-policy-research Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Child health, Child health services, Dentists, Health care financing, Managed care, Manuals, Medicaid, Medicaid managed care, Oral health, Purchasing, Specifications, State Children's Health Insurance Program

Rosenbaum S, Teitelbaum J. 1999. Cultural competence in Medicaid managed care purchasing: General and behavioral health services for persons with mental and addiction-related illnesses and disorders. Washington, DC: George Washington University, Center for Health Services Research and Policy, 12 pp. (Managed behavioral health care issue brief series; Issue brief no. 4)

Battistelli ES. 1996. Making managed health care work for kids in foster care: A guide to purchasing services. Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America, 73 pp.

Annotation: This guide is to help purchasers of managed health care plans understand the complex health care and social service needs of children in the foster care system and to help child welfare agencies understand the managed care environment. The guide provides the following: 1) an explanation of the Medicaid, managed care, and foster care systems, 2) an overview of the special needs of foster children, 3) a checklist of services that contracts with managed care organizations must include, 4) an examination of the state's legal responsibilities for the health of children in foster care, 5) an outline of steps that child welfare service providers must take to ensure that managed care approaches meet children's needs, and 6) suggestions to expand eligibility for children's services, increase flexibility in service design, and overcome potential barriers to service. Reference are provided at the end of each section.

Contact: Child Welfare League of America, 1726 M Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 688-4200 Fax: (202) 833-1689 Web Site: http://www.cwla.org Available in libraries.

Keywords: Child welfare agencies, Contract services, Foster care, Foster children, Managed health care, Medicaid managed care, Purchasing, Welfare programs

U.S. Children's Bureau. 1945. Purchase of hospital care: A bulletin for state agencies administering services for maternal and child health (including emergency maternal and infant care) crippled children and vocational rehabilitation. Washington, DC: Children's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor, 34 pp.

Annotation: This bulletin advises state programs in maternal and child health, crippled children, and vocational rehabilitation on policies and requirements on purchasing in-hospital and out-patient hospital care for the populations that they serve.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Photocopy available at no charge.

Keywords: History, Hospital services, MCH services, Purchasing, Specifications, State agencies

   

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.