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van Dyck P. n.d.. Methods of Funding Nutrition Services for Children with Developmental Disabilities [Final report]. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Department of Health, 16 pp.

Annotation: The purpose of this project was to develop and apply a model for providing comprehensive nutrition services for children in Utah who have certain developmental disabilities or disease conditions. The objectives of the project were to (1) provide comprehensive nutrition care and expand resources; (2) demonstrate the costs and benefits of providing nutrition services to those children with selected developmental disabilities using an economic model; and (3) obtain third-party reimbursement for nutrition services provided to children with selected special health needs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, O.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-199172.

Keywords: Cystic Fibrosis, Developmentally Delayed/Disabled, Financing Health Care, Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit(NICU), Nutrition, Reimbursement

Camic N. n.d.. Families in the Changing Health Care Marketplace [Final report]. Madison, WI: Center for Public Representation, 21 pp.

Annotation: The goal of this project was to assist in the formation of a collaborative effort involving the government, providers, private payers, and families in order to reconcile the operational difficulties of achieving health care cost containment while retaining quality, access, and family-centeredness. The project sought to: develop approaches to health care financing that are sensitive to the needs of families with children who have special health care needs; assist families with special health care needs in dealing with financial problems which pose barriers to obtaining appropriate health services; and disseminate information regarding financing of care for children with special health care needs. Family health benefits counselors assisted approximately 1600 over the course of the project by conducting intake interviews, informing families about health care financing options, assisting in completing applications and/or filing appeals or denials of public or private benefits and facilitating negotiations with medical creditors. Consultation with legal backup and referral for legal intervention were distinguishing aspects of the project. Benefits counselors and project attorney worked with state and county administrative and regulatory agencies, private insurers and health care providers and associations to resolve systemic problems. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, O.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-199156.

Keywords: Advocacy, Case Management, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Families, Family health, Financial Counseling, Financing Health Care, Health Insurance, Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), Medicaid, Reimbursement

Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission. 2022. Report to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP. Washington, DC: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, 196

Annotation: This report focuses on aspects of Medicaid's mission to ensure access to high-quality health services and the program's future as a major health care payer driving health system change toward value. The report focuses on topics of interest to Congress, including Medicaid’s responsiveness during economic downturns; concerns about high rates of maternal morbidity and mortality; improving hospital payment policy for the nation's safetynet hospitals, and the integration of care for people who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare.

Contact: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, 1800 M Street, N.W., Suite 360 South, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 350-2000 Fax: (202) 273-2452 E-mail: macpac@macpac.gov Web Site: http://www.macpac.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Children, Children', Costs, Financing, Health care reform, Health services delivery, Medicaid, Medications, Mental health, Oral health, Organizational change, Pregnant women, Reimbursement, Systems development, s Health Insurance Program

Schmidt A, McManus M, White P, The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health; Slade R, Salus T, Bradley J., American Academy of Pediatrics . 2022. Coding and reimbursement tip sheet for transition from pediatric to adult health care (upd. ed.). Washington, DC: Got Transition™/Center for Health Care Transition Improvement, 32 pp. (Practice resource; no. 2)

Annotation: This tip sheet for professionals providing transition services in pediatric and adult primary and specialty care settings summarizes innovative transition payment models. Contents include alternative payment methodologies and transition-related CPT codes and corresponding Medicare fees. Enhanced fee-for-service payments, pay-for-performance, capitation, bundled payments, shared savings, and administrative or infrastructure payments are among the topics covered.

Contact: Got Transition™/Center for Health Care Transition Improvement, National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, 1615 M Street, N.W., Suite 290, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 223-1500 Fax: (202) 429-3957 E-mail: info@GotTransition.org Web Site: http://gottransition.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Financing, Model programs, Pediatric care, Primary care, Reimbursement, Transition planning, Young adults

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Division of Primary Care and Health Access, Office of Oral Health. 2022. Fluoride varnish training manual for Massachusetts health care professionals. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Division of Primary Care and Health Access, Office of Oral Health, 12 pp.

Annotation: This manual is designed to help non-oral-health professionals implement fluoride-varnish application for infants, children, and adolescents ages 6 months to 21 years who are enrolled in Massachusetts’ Medicaid program. The manual includes instructions on how to complete the online Smiles for Life training, which is required for health professionals to apply fluoride varnish for this population. It also discusses how to begin using fluoride varnish in a practice as well as how to keep fluoride varnish notes and how to bill for fluoride varnish application. Basic information about fluoride varnish application and information to share with parents and other caregivers is included.

Contact: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 250 Washington Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 624-6060 Secondary Telephone: (617) 624-5992 Fax: (617) 624-6062 Web Site: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/office-of-oral-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Clinical coding, Consumer education materials, Dental care, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Infants, Manuals, Massachusetts, Medicaid, Oral health, Preventive health services, Reimbursement, Resources for professionals, Risk assessment, State programs, Training, Young adults

Schmidt A, McManus M, White P, Slade R, Salus T, Bradley J. 2022. 2022 coding and payment tip sheet for transition from pediatric to adult health care. Washington, DC: Got Transition, 32 pp. (Practice resource; no. 2)

Annotation: This transition payment tip sheet is produced by Got Transition and the American Academy of Pediatrics in order to support the delivery of recommended transition services in pediatric and adult care settings. The tip sheet begins with a listing of transition-related CPT codes and corresponding Medicare fees and relative value units (RVUs), effective as of 2022. The resource also includes a set of clinical vignettes with recommended CPT and ICD coding, as well as detailed coding descriptions for each transition-related code.

Contact: Got Transition™/Center for Health Care Transition Improvement, National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, 1615 M Street, N.W., Suite 290, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 223-1500 Fax: (202) 429-3957 E-mail: info@GotTransition.org Web Site: http://gottransition.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Financing, Model programs, Pediatric care, Primary care, Reimbursement, Special health care needs, Transition planning, Young adults

Community Catalyst. 2022. Improving access to dental care beyond reimbursement rates. Boston, MA: Community Catalyst, 5 pp.

Annotation: This brief presents a range of strategies for improving access to oral health care. It provides recommendations for how to focus efforts to address the problem of poor access to care, the limits of reimbursement rates on improving access to care, and strategies for improving access. Strategies offered include expanding coverage; broadening the oral health workforce; and adopting solutions that deliver care in communities while removing long-standing structural hurdles.

Contact: Community Catalyst, Dental Access Project, 30 Winter Street, 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 338-6035 Fax: (617) 451-5838 E-mail: info@communitycatalyst.org Web Site: http://www.communitycatalyst.org/projects?id=0014 Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community health services, Health care delivery, Oral health, Reimbursement

Phipps KR. 2022. Networks for Oral Health Integration (NOHI) Within the Maternal and Child Oral Health Safety Network: Environmental scan 2021-2022 chartbook. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 45 pp.

Annotation: This set of chartbooks contains data about factors that could impact the integration of oral health care into primary care for pregnant women, infants, and children at high risk for oral disease in 11 states and Washington, DC, as part of the Networks for Oral Health Integration (NOHI) Within the MCH Safety Net, an initiative funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The chartbooks present data related to scope of practice for medical and dental providers, Medicaid billing and payment, and policies and regulations. They also presents information about the NOHI projects and the environmental scan data-collection tool. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau] The set includes one chartbook for the 11 states and Washington, DC, and chartbooks for the three NOHI projects: Midwest Network for Oral Health Intregration (MNOHI): Environmental Scan 2021–2022 Chartbook, Rocky Mountain Network for Oral Health Intregration (ROMONOH): Environmental Scan 2021–2022 Chartbook, and Transforming Oral Health for Famlies (TOHF): Environmental Scan 2021–2022 Chartbook, [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health, Dental hygienists, Medicaid, Oral health, Reimbursement, Service integration, Teledentistry

Phipps KR. 2022. Midwest Network for Oral Health Integration (MNOHI): Environmental scan 2021-2022 chartbook. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 45 pp.

Annotation: The chartbook contains data about factors that could impact the integration of oral health care into primary care for pregnant women, infants, and children at high risk for oral disease in 11 states and Washington, DC, as part of the Networks for Oral Health Integration (NOHI) Within the MCH Safety Net, an initiative funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The chartbook presents data for one of the three NOHI projects, the Midwest Network for Oral Health Integration, related to scope of practice for medical and dental providers, Medicaid billing and payment, and policies and regulations. It also presents information about the NOHI projects and the environmental scan data collection tool.

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health, Dental hygienists, Medicaid, Oral health, Reimbursement, Service integration, Teledentistry

Phipps KR. 2022. Rocky Mountain Network of Oral Health (RoMoNOH): Environmental scan 2021-2022 chartbook. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 26 pp.

Annotation: The chartbook contains data about factors that could impact the integration of oral health care into primary care for pregnant women, infants, and children at high risk for oral disease in 11 states and Washington, DC, as part of the Networks for Oral Health Integration (NOHI) Within the MCH Safety Net, an initiative funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The chartbook presents data for one of the three NOHI projects, the Rocky Mountain Network of Oral Health, related to scope of practice for medical and dental providers, Medicaid billing and payment, and policies and regulations. It also presents information about the NOHI projects and the environmental scan data collection tool.

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health, Dental hygienists, Medicaid, Oral health, Reimbursement, Service integration, Teledentistry

Phipps KR. 2022. Transforming Oral Health for Families (TOHF): Environmental scan 2021-2022 chartbook. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 30 pp.

Annotation: The chartbook contains data about factors that could impact the integration of oral health care into primary care for pregnant women, infants, and children at high risk for oral disease in 11 states and Washington, DC, as part of the Networks for Oral Health Integration (NOHI) Within the MCH Safety Net, an initiative funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The chartbook presents data for one of the three NOHI projects, Transforming Oral Health for Families, related to scope of practice for medical and dental providers, Medicaid billing and payment, and policies and regulations. It also presents information about the NOHI projects and the environmental scan data collection tool.

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health, Dental hygienists, Medicaid, Oral health, Reimbursement, Service integration, Teledentistry

Oral Health Ohio. 2021. Ohio's state oral health plan 2021-2022: Goal-Equitable systems and access to care. Cincinnati, OH: Oral Health Ohio, 1 p.

Annotation: This report provides information about Ohio’s 2021–2022 state oral health plan goal to ensure equitable health care systems and access to oral health care in the state. It discusses three policy opportunities: preserving the adult benefit under the Medicaid program; preserving Medicaid expansion, and increasing the number of oral health professionals in the state who accept patients enrolled in Medicaid by advocating for higher reimbursement rates.

Contact: Center for Reproductive Rights , 120 Wall Street , New York, NY 10005, Telephone: (917) 637-3600 Fax: (917) 637-3666 E-mail: info@reprorights.org Web Site: http://www.reproductiverights.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Costs, Medicaid, Ohio, Oral health, Reimbursement, Statewide planning

Higgins E, Chhean E, Wilkness S, Tewarson H. 2021. Lessons for advancing and sustaining state community health worker partnerships. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 9 pp.

Annotation: This brief presents lessons learned that can help states build, sustain, or expand partnerships with community health workers (CHWs). It discusses engaging CHWs and other community-based stakeholders in policymaking to inform CHW programs and identify communities’ needs and strengths, leveraging experience from the COVID-19-pandemic response, and transitioning work with CHWs to advance other policies and financing approaches. It also discusses investing in CHWs to ensure sustainability, including through reimbursement of services, building career paths, and strengthening CHW networks.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, COVID-19, Community health, Disease transmission, Financing, Health services, Infectious diseases, Public policy, Reimbursement, Virus diseases

Ruderman M. 2020. Children's vision and eye health: A snapshot of current national issues (2nd ed.). Chicago, IL: National Center for Children's Vision & Eye Health at Prevent Blindness, 47 pp.

Annotation: This report is a compilation of research, survey data, and best practices that outlines the landscape for children's vision and eye health in the United States. Contents include information about the prevalence and impact of vision disorders in U.S. children, receipt of vision screening for infants and children from birth through age 17, and state approaches to ensuring children's vision and eye health. Additional topics include vision screening rates and requirements by state, pediatric vision benefits available under the Affordable Care Act, what is included in a strong vision health system of care, and model children's vision legislation. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Prevent Blindness America, 211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60606, Telephone: (800) 331-2020 E-mail: info@preventblindness.org Web Site: http://www.preventblindness.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Children, Costs, Health care reform, Health insurance, Health status, Policy development, Prevalence, Preventive health services, Primary care, Reimbursement, Research, Screening, Service integration, Standards, State programs, State surveys, Statistical data, Systems development, Vision, Vision disorders

Cooper LA, Pesquera M. 2020. Maryland cultural, linguistic and health literacy competency strategies: A policy framework for 2013–2020. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Health Quality and Cost Council, 80 pp. plus appendices.

Annotation: This report summarizes findings and recommendations for increasing the cultural, linguistic, and health literacy competency of health professionals and health care delivery organizations throughout Maryland. Contents include recommendations for cultural competency standards and tiered reimbursement for medical and behavioral service settings, standards for multicultural health in patient-centered medical homes and other health care settings, and standards for continuing education in cultural competency for health care professionals.

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: Access to health care, Continuing education, Cultural competence, Cultural diversity, Equal opportunities, Family centered care, Health care delivery, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Health literacy, Language barriers, Maryland, Medical home, Reimbursement, Standards, Work force

DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement. 2020. Fast-track to teledentistry: Removing barriers to care while maximizing overall health. Boston, MA: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 19 pp. (White paper)

Annotation: This paper provides information on the benefits of teledentistry and how to make it more accessible. It discusses the impact of not receiving oral health care, new uses of and approaches to teledentistry, potential savings for states from increasing the use of teledentistry, and the promise of teledentistry. What states can do to make it easier for health systems, hospitals, and safety net clinics to adopt teledentistry initiatives is also discussed, including expanding the workforce, updating reimbursement policies, enhancing legal clarity, and making it easier for health professionals to share patient information.

Contact: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: https://www.carequest.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health care delivery, Initiatives, Legislation, Oral health, Reimbursement, Service delivery systems, Teledentistry

Frantsve-Hawley J, Mathews R, Brown C, eds. 2020. A system ripe for change: Progressing value-based care in oral health. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 80(S2):S1-S131,

Annotation: This special journal issue focuses on value-based oral health care. It includes an editorial, original research, and practice briefs. Contents focus on efforts to address problems in the oral health care system that have resulted in oral health inequities. Articles describe efforts such as adapting reimbursement mechanisms, prioritizing prevention over treatment, growing interprofessional practice, increasing data measurement, and empowering patients and communities to shape their health trajectories.

Contact: John Wiley and Sons, 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.wiley.com/WileyCDA Available from the website.

Keywords: Costs, Oral health, Prevention, Reimbursement, Research, Service integration, Treatment

Community Catalyst. 2020. Addressing oral health inequities during COVID-19 and beyond. Boston, MA: Community Catalyst, 8 pp., summ. (1 p.).

Annotation: This brief explores several state policy options to respond to oral health care needs during the COVID-19 pandemic and to move toward a more equitable oral health care system. Topics include universal and comprehensive oral health coverage, improving access to and increasing reimbursement for teledentistry services, and expanding the oral health workforce. Information about two organizations that have implemented innovative models to address issues related to COVID-19 and oral health inequities is included.

Contact: Community Catalyst, 30 Winter Street, 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 338-6035 Fax: (617) 451-5838 E-mail: restuccia@communitycatalyst.org Web Site: http://www.communitycatalyst.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, COVID-19, Disease transmission, Health equity, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Reimbursement, Teledentistry, Virus diseases

Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Oral Health. 2020. Anticipatory guidance and fluoride varnish application for the medical provider. Springfield, IL: Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Oral Health, 4 pp. (Fast facts on oral health)

Annotation: This fact sheet for health professions provides information about oral-health-related anticipatory guidance to provide to parents of infants and children, as well as information on fluoride varnish application. It explains what fluoride and fluoride varnish are, their benefits, and what is required to apply fluoride varnish. Information on fluoride-varnish-application supplies and reimbursement, application steps, and referrals is also presented.

Contact: Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Oral Health, 535 West Jefferson Street, Third Floor, Springfield, IL 62761, Telephone: (217) 785-4899 Secondary Telephone: (800) 547-0466 Fax: (217) 524-4201 Web Site: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/prevention-wellness/oral-health Available from the website. Document Number: DHHS .

Keywords: Anticipatory guidance, Fluoride, Oral health, Reimbursement, Service integration

Mouthwatch. 2020. Teledentistry quick facts: State-by-state guide--What to know about teledentistry in your state. Metuchen, NJ: Mouthwatch, 65 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides information about teledentistry by state. It discusses types of teledentistry use (e.g., patient live video consultations, patient and health professional messaging) and includes the following questions and answers for each state: (1) does the state allow for direct access to dental hygiene services, (2) does the state allow dental assistants to participate in teledentistry services, (3) how does the state define teledentistry, (4) is it possible to be reimbursed for teledentistry services, and (5) does the state provide a parity law related to teledentistry.

Contact: Mouthwatch, 460 Main Street, Suite B, Metuchen, NJ 08840, Telephone: (877) 544-4342 E-mail: info@mouthwatch.com Web Site: https://www.mouthwatch.com/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental hygienists, Legislation, Oral health, Reimbursement, State information, Teledentistry

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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.