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Children's Dental Health Project. 2019. Medicaid dental guidance to states: An opportunity to aim for equity. Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project, 14 pp.

Annotation: This report is intended to help state-level advocates use information in a May 2018 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services information bulletin (IB), Aligning Dental Payment Policies and Periodicity Schedules in the Medicaid and CHIP Programs, which clarifies current policy and encourages state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program agencies to ensure that their coverage and payment policies do not unnecessarily impede children’s ability to receive appropriate oral health services. The report provides background, explains why the IB is important, and discusses opportunities to improve oral health care for children resulting from the IB. Strategies for implementing change are discussed, and a checklist for advocates is provided.

Contact: Children's Dental Health Project, 1020 19th Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 833-8288 Fax: (202) 331-1432 E-mail: info@cdhp.org Web Site: https://www.cdhp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Access to health care, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Public policy, State Children's Health Insurance Program, State agencies

U.S. Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services. 2018. Aligning dental payment policies and periodicity schedules in the Medicaid and CHIP programs. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services, 4 pp.

Annotation: This bulletin discusses the importance of state Medicaid programs and Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIPs) properly implementing dental periodicity schedules to ensure children’s access to dental coverage. Topics include background on tooth decay in children, dental coverage for children enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP, proper implementation of dental periodicity schedules, and state action to ensure dental periodicity and fee schedule alignment and flexibility.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Dental care, Dental insurance, Medicaid, Oral health, State Children's Health Insurance Program, State programs

National Conference of State Legislatures. 2017. Children's health insurance program overview. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 1 v.

Annotation: This website provides information about the history and current status of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), including information about coverage for pregnant women. State examples and additional resources about federal and state CHIP policy are also included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Federal initiatives, Legislation, Policy development, Pregnant women, State programs

Brooks T, Wagnerman K, Artiga S, Cornachione E, Ubri P. 2017. Medicaid and CHIP eligibility, enrollment, renewal, and cost sharing policies as of January 2017: Findings from a 50-state survey. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 66 pp.

Annotation: This report provides data on Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligibility, enrollment, renewal, and cost sharing policies as of January 2017, and identifies changes in these policies in the past year. It documents the role Medicaid and CHIP play for children and families with low incomes and the evolution of these programs under the Affordable Care Act. Topics include Medicaid and CHIP eligibility, Medicaid and CHIP enrollment and renewal processes, and premiums and cost sharing. Trend and state-by-state tables are included.

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: Children's Health Insurance Program, Health care reform, Health insurance, Health policy, Medicaid, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, State programs, State surveys, Trends

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2016. 2015 annual report on the quality of care for children in Medicaid and CHIP. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 42 pp.

Annotation: This report shows the progress made by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and states to systematically measure and report on the quality of care that children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) receive. Contents include information about state-specific findings on quality and access in Medicaid and CHIP and monitoring and improving care for children enrolled in managed care. Topics include primary care access and preventive care, management of acute and chronic conditions, childhood obesity, oral health care, prenatal and postpartum care, and adolescent well care.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent health, Child health, Children's Health Insurance Program, Federal programs, High risk children, Managed care, Measures, Medicaid, Nutrition, Oral health, Perinatal health, Preventive health services, Primary care, Program improvement, Progress reports, Quality assurance, State programs

U.S. Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services. 2016. Dental and oral health services in Medicaid and CHIP. [Baltimore, MD: Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services], 30 pp.

Annotation: This report provides state-specific findings on children's use of dental services in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. It includes state-specific performance data for two measures: preventive dental services and dental treatment services. The report also summarizes information on managed care quality-monitoring and qaulity-improvement efforts related to oral health care that were reported in states' external quality review technical reports.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Children’s Health Insurance Program, Health care utilization, Managed care, Medicaid, Oral health, Preventive health services, Program improvement, Quality assurance, State programs, Statistical data, Trends

National Academy for State Health Policy. 2016. State strategies for promoting children's preventive services. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, multiple items.

Annotation: This series of maps and the accompanying chart illustrate state-specific Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program performance-improvement projects, measures, or incentives promoting children’s preventive services. The series covers managed or accountable care performance-improvement projects; managed care performance measures; metrics or incentives in statewide Medicaid system transformation; other financial incentives; and non-financial incentives. Measures, projects, and incentives fall into the following six categories of services: behavioral health screenings, weight assessment, lead screening, immunizations, preventive oral health services, and well visits for children and adolescents. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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: Accountability, Adolescents, Body weight, Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Financing, Health care reform, Measures, Medicaid managed care, Medical home, Mental health, Oral health, Preventive health services, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Reimbursement, Screening, State programs, Systems development

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2016. 2015 annual report on the quality of care for children in Medicaid and CHIP: Chart pack. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 75 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes state reporting on the quality of health care service for children covered by Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) during the fiscal year. which generally covers care delivered during the calendar year. Contents include detailed analyses of state performance on publicly reported measures. Topics include the child core set, primary care access and preventive care, perinatal care, care of acute and chronic conditions, behavioral health care, oral health services, and trends in state performance. Reference tables and additional resources are also included. The information presented is abstracted from the Annual Secretary's Report on the Quality of Care for Children in Medicaid and CHIP.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Acute care, Adolescent health, Child health, Children's Health Insurance Program, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, High risk children, Measures, Medicaid, Mental health, Oral health, Perinatal care, Perinatal health, Preventive health services, Primary care, Program improvement, Progress reports, Quality assurance, State programs, Statistical data, Trends

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 2016. State Medicaid & CHIP profiles. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources highlight changes and improvements in state Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Programs to improve access to and quality of health care for individuals and families with low incomes. Topics include expanded coverage for adults; innovation in eligibility, enrollment, and renewal processes and systems; coordination of application and enrollment processes; and messaging and policies to ensure no wrong door to coverage.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Eligibility, Enrollment, Health care reform, Health insurance, Information dissemination, Life course, Low income groups, Medicaid, Organizational change, Outcome and process assessment, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Policy development, Service coordination, State programs, Systems development, Trends

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 2016. Perinatal care in Medicaid and CHIP. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 5 pp. plus appendices.

Annotation: This report provides state-specific findings on perinatal care in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Contents include state-specific performance data on 5 of the 10 perinatal care measures in the Child and Adult Core Sets. The report also summarizes information on managed care quality monitoring and improvement efforts related to prenatal and postpartum care that were reported in states' external quality review technical reports. Topics include timeliness of prenatal care, frequency of ongoing prenatal care, postpartum care rate, live births weighing less than 2,500 grams (low birthweight), and central-line-associated blood stream infections in neonatal intensive care units.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Health care utilization, Measures, Medicaid managed care, Perinatal care, Postpartum care, Prenatal care, Program improvement, Progress reports, Quality assurance, State programs, Statistical data, Utilization review

Reusch C, Alker J. 2016. Fulfilling the promise of children's dental coverage. Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project and Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, Center for Children and Families, 10 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief focuses on dental insurance coverage for children and adolescents and ways to improve children’s and adolescents’ oral health. The brief describes marketplace coverage under the Affordable Care Act and coverage financed through the Children’s Health Insurance Program and Medicaid. Topics include affordability and consumer protection, child-focused benefits, and data and evaluation. The brief concludes with a list of 12 recommendations for policymakers at the state and federal levels to strengthen dental coverage and ensure that children and adolescents receive needed oral health care.

Contact: Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, Center for Children and Families, 3300 Whitehaven Street, N.W., Suite 5000, Box 571444, Washington, DC 20057-1485, Telephone: (202) 687-0880 Fax: (202) 687-3110 E-mail: childhealth@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://ccf.georgetown.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Data collection, Dental insurance, Financing, Health care reform, Medicaid, Oral health, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Policy development, Program evaluation, State programs

Hensley-Quinn M, Cardwell A, Riley T. 2016. Potential options and policy questions for improving exchange coverage for children. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 11 pp.

Annotation: This brief for state policymakers examines the role of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) within the context of coverage sources available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including potential changes and coverage differences, and options for maintaining affordable and comprehensive children's coverage. Topics include using CHIP as a benchmark plan, offering CHIP through exchanges as a child-only plan, using CHIP funds to further subsidize exchange coverage, and creating children's coverage demonstrations.

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: Child health, Children's Health Insurance Program, Financing, Health care reform, Health insurance, Health policy, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Policy development, State programs

National Conference of State Legislatures. 2015. Children's oral health. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, multiple items.

Annotation: This resource examines children’s oral health and the role that state legislators can play in improving it. Topics include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, access to services, work force issues, and prevention and awareness.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Medicaid, Oral health, State programs, Work force

Anglin G, Hossain M. 2015. How are CHIPRA quality demonstration states usng quality reports to drive health care improvements for children?. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 7 pp. (National evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program: Evaluation highlight no. 11)

Annotation: This document describes state reports on the core set of children's health care quality measures for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program and how they were used to drive quality improvement at the state and practice levels. The document also describes the policy and programmatic changes that occurred as a result. Conclusions and implications are included.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Demonstration programs, Medicaid, Medical records, Program improvement, Quality assurance, State programs

Foster L, Booth M, Reusch C. 2015. Reducing early childhood tooth decay: An overview for state policymakers. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 4 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This brief for state policymakers presents strategies for addressing the problem of early childhood caries (ECC) in participants enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The brief defines ECC, describes the disproportionate impact of ECC on children ages 2–5 from families with low incomes and from minority households, and outlines ways that states can promote ECC prevention and management within Medicaid and CHIP policies. Topics include emphasizing prevention, assessing and addressing risk, educating and engaging parents, and supporting providers.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Disease management, Disease prevention, Early childhood caries, Health care disparities, Health promotion, Low income groups, Medicaid, Minority groups, Oral health, Policy development, State programs, Young children

Foster L, Booth M, Reusch C. 2015. Reducing early childhood tooth decay: Leading steps for state policymakers. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 3 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief for state policymakers describes the problem of early childhood caries (ECC) and the leadership needed to address the problem. Topics include the proportion of children with untreated ECC, the disproportionate impact of untreated ECC on children from families with low incomes, and the important role of state leaders (including Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program managers) in assessing policy and implementing next steps. Topics include emphasizing prevention, promoting risk assessments and individualized care plans for children at high risk for ECC, and educating and engaging parents.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Dental caries, Disease management, Disease prevention, Early childhood caries, Health care disparities, Health promotion, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Policy development, State programs, Young children

Reusch C, Booth M, Foster M. 2015. Reducing early childhood tooth decay: Strategies for state Medicaid and CHIP dental program managers. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 5 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief for state oral health program managers presents strategies for preventing and managing early childhood caries in children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The brief also provides examples of state efforts to implement prevention, risk-assessment, care-plan, and quality-improvement strategies in Medicaid and CHIP.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Disease management, Disease prevention, Early childhood caries, Health care disparities, Health promotion, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Policy development, State programs, Young children

Mahadevan R, Chazin S. 2015. Medicaid oral health performance improvement projects: A how-to-manual for states. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 34 pp.

Annotation: This manual for state Medicaid agency staff provides guidance on developing and implementing oral-health-performance-improvement projects (PIPs). Topics include selecting the PIP topic, identifying the population, defining the PIP aim, selecting performance measures, establishing the data-collection plan, planning the intervention, implementing the intervention and improvement strategies, analyzing data to interpret PIP results, and planning for sustained improvement. A customizable template and a manual for health plans are also available.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Children's health insurance programs, Manuals, Medicaid managed care, Oral health, Program development, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Program planning, Quality assurance, State programs

Mahadevan R, Chazin S. 2015. Medicaid oral health performance improvement projects: A how-to-manual for health plans. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 51 pp.

Annotation: This manual for health plan staff provides guidance on developing and implementing Medicaid oral-health-performance-improvement projects (PIPs). Topics include selecting the PIP topic, identifying the population, defining the PIP aim, selecting performance measures, establishing the data-collection plan, planning the intervention, implementing the intervention and improvement strategies, analyzing data to interpret PIP results, and planning for sustained improvement. A customizable template and a manual for state Medicaid agency staff are also available.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Children's health insurance programs, Manuals, Medicaid managed care, Oral health, Program development, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Program planning, Quality assurance, State programs

Mahadevan R, Chazin S. 2015. Medicaid oral health performance improvement projects: A template. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 15 pp.

Annotation: This document for state Medicaid agency staff describes an approach for developing and implementing oral-health-performance-improvement projects (PIPs). Contents include a template that can be customized for the planning, implementation, and evaluation phases of an oral health PIP. The appendices contain tools for health plans and a glossary of terms. Accompanying manuals for states and health plans provide guidance on completing the template and pursuing activities in each phase.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Children's health insurance programs, Manuals, Medicaid managed care, Oral health, Program development, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Program planning, Quality assurance, State programs

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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.