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Richards J. 2015. State MCH-Medicaid coordination toolkit: Title V and Title XIX interagency agreements (upd.). Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, multiple items.

Annotation: This toolkit supplements the publication State MCH-Medicaid Coordination: A Review of Title V and Title XIX Interagency Agreements (2nd ed.). It provides the pdf and Web versions of the publication, full-text versions of state interagency agreements (IAAs), a searchable database of key components of state IAAs, and links to additional resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.ncemch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Interagency cooperation, Medicaid, Social Security Act, Title V, Social Security Act, Title XIX, State MCH programs

English A, Summers R, Lewis J, Coleman C. 2015. Confidentiality, third-party billing, and the health insurance claims process: Implications for Title X. Washington, DC: National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association,

Annotation: This white paper provides background on the importance of confidentiality in family planning settings, the role of Title X, and the health care delivery environment, particularly as a result of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The paper discusses disclosure requirements and confidentiality protections in the HIPAA Privacy Rule and state medical privacy laws as well as in the laws related to the primary sources of revenue for Title X-funded health centers—the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, Section 330 federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) program, Medicaid, and commercial health insurance. The paper also highlights examples of targeted approaches in several states that may provide confidentiality protection in the billing and health insurance claims process, including existing laws and policies and pending legislation.

Contact: National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, 1627 K Street, N.W., 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20006, Telephone: (202) 293-3114 E-mail: info@nfprha.org Web Site: http://www.nfprha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Confidentiality, Health care reform, Health insurance, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Health Service Act, Title X, Reimbursement, State legislation, Young adults

Alan Guttmacher Institute. 2012. Contraceptive services. New York, NY: Alan Guttmacher Institute, 4 pp. (In brief)

Annotation: This fact sheet summarizes statistics on the reproductive health and contraceptive service utilization of U.S. women. Trends in public funding of reproductive health services, particularly Title X-funded programs, as well as a cost-benefit discussion of publicly funded family planning programs are included. Demographic characteristics such as race and marital status are included along with frequency data on sexual activity, contraceptive methods, and pregnancy. A discussion of where women obtain contraceptive services is also included.

Contact: Guttmacher Institute, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038, Telephone: (212) 248-1111 Secondary Telephone: (800) 355-0244 Contact Phone: (800) 825-0061 Fax: (212) 248-1951; Washington, D.C. Office (202) 223-5756 E-mail: guttmacher@guttmacher.org Web Site: http://www.guttmacher.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to care, Contraception, Family planning, Government financing, Health care financing, Public Health Service Act, Sexual behavior, Statistics, Title X, Trends, Unplanned pregnancy

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Family Planning. 2011. Title X family planning annual report: Forms and instructions. (Reissue). Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Family Planning, ca. 60 pp.

Annotation: This report, which is intended for family planning services delivery projects authorized and funded under the Population Research and Voluntary Family Planning Programs (Title X of the Public Health Service Act) within the Office of Population Affairs (OPA), describes the requirements for submitting family planning annual reports to OPA. The report includes general instructions, terms and definitions, and forms and instructions. The report concludes with a list of abbreviations and acronyms, one appendix: collecting and tabulating multi-face responses, and a list of references.

Contact: Office of Population Affairs Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 30686, Bethesda, MD 20824-0686, Telephone: (866) 640-7827 Fax: (866) 592-3299 E-mail: info@opaclearinghouse.org Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov/opa/order-publications/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Annual reports, Family planning programs, Public Health Service Act, Title X

Butler AS, Clayton EW, eds; Committee on a Comprehensive Review of the HHS Office of Family Planning Title X Program. 2009. A review of the HHS Family Planning Program: Mission, management, and measurement of results. [Washington, DC]: National Academies Press, 179 pp., plus 1 CD-ROM.

Annotation: This report presents the results of an independent evaluation of the Title X program (which provides grants to public and nonprofit private entities to assist in establishing and operating family planning clinics, training service providers, conducting research, and engaging in community-based education and outreach) performed by a committee convened by the Institute of Medicine. The report provides an overview of family planning in the United States; discusses Title X goals, priorities, and accomplishments; and provides information about program management and administration and collection of data to measure program outcomes.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-309-13117-9.

Keywords: Education, Family planning, Family planning clinics, Federal programs, Grants, Outreach, Program evaluation, Public Health Service Act, Title X, Research, Training

Sonfield A, Alrich C, Gold RB. 2008. Public funding for family planning, sterilization, and abortion services, FY 1980-2006. New York, NY: Alan Guttmacher Institute, 36 pp. (Occasional report no. 38)

Annotation: This report presents the results of a survey of FY 2006 public expenditures for family planning client services, family planning education and outreach activities, sterilization services, and abortion services. It looks at expenditures nationally, for each state, and for each of the following funding sources: Title X of the Public Health Service Act, Medicaid, federal block grants (maternal and child health, social services, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), and state appropriations. Comparisons are made between FY 2006 data for family planning services with those from a series of prior surveys conducted between FY 1980 and FY 2001. The report also looks at data on abortion utilization. Contents include an executive summary, an introduction, and a discussion of the methodology and key findings. Tables, figures, and a list of references are also provided.

Contact: Guttmacher Institute, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038, Telephone: (212) 248-1111 Secondary Telephone: (800) 355-0244 Fax: (212) 248-1951; Washington, D.C. Office (202) 223-5756 E-mail: guttmacher@guttmacher.org Web Site: http://www.guttmacher.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Abortion, Block grants, Family planning, Family planning education, Health care financing, Medicaid, National surveys, Public Health Service Act Title X, Statistical data, Sterilization, Trends

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. 2008. State MCH-Medicaid coordination: A review of Title V and Title XIX interagency agreements (2nd ed.). [Rockville, MD: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration], 202 pp.

Annotation: This publication serves as a tool to provide technical assistance to State Title V and Medicaid agencies in achieving successful and required coordination between their programs. The document begins with a review of the Federal legislation regarding Title V/Title XIX interagency agreements (IAAs) and a summary of how states have incorporated this legislation and other components into their IAAs. It continues by presenting recommended components and methodologies in developing new IAAs and a model IAA as a template for states. Finally it highlights promising practices being carried out by states that have developed successful partnerships through their IAAs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.ncemch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Interagency cooperation, Medicaid, Social Security Act, Title V, Social Security Act, Title XIX, State MCH programs

Frost J, Sonfield A, Gold RB, Ahmed FH. 2006. Estimating the impact of serving new clients by expanding funding for Title X. New York, NY: Guttmacher Institute, 52 pp. (Occasional report no. 33)

Annotation: This report, which is part of a larger effort by the Guttmacher Institute, examines the potential impact of increased public spending for contraceptive services for low-income women, specifically to estimate the expected impact of expanded funding on the numbers of unintended pregnancies, abortions, and unintended births that would be averted, as well as the cost savings that would be generated. The first component of the effort looked at the potential of various scenarios for expanding Medicaid coverage for contraceptive services. This report looks at the potential impact of expanding funding for Title X of the Public Health Services Act, the only federal program devoted solely to providing publicly supported contraceptive services to women who otherwise would not be able to afford them. The report includes an introduction, methodology, key findings, a discussion, and references. Statistical information is presented in tables throughout the report.

Contact: Guttmacher Institute, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038, Telephone: (212) 248-1111 Secondary Telephone: (800) 355-0244 Fax: (212) 248-1951; Washington, D.C. Office (202) 223-5756 E-mail: guttmacher@guttmacher.org Web Site: http://www.guttmacher.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Abortion, Childbirth, Contraception, Costs, Family planning, Federal programs, Low income groups, Medicaid, Pregnancy, Public Health Service Act, Research, Title X, Unplanned pregnancy, Unwanted pregnancy, Women's health

Frost JJ, Frohwirth L. 2005. Family planning annual report: 2004 summary. [New York, NY]: Alan Guttmacher Institute, Part 1 (78 pp.), Part 2 (202 pp.)

Annotation: This report summarizes regional and national totals from annual service data reports submitted by grantees receiving family planning funding under the federal Title X program. The report begins with a presentation of the methodology used in both collection and tabulation of grantee reports. The body of the report presents the demographic characteristics of family planning users, contraceptive methods used, selected services and staff, and funding sources. In each seciton of the report, national totals and regional highlights are discussed and, in some cases, trends between 1995 and 2004 are mentioned. The report includes three appendices: (1) trends tables and charts, (2) state tables, and (3) methodological notes.

Contact: Guttmacher Institute, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038, Telephone: (212) 248-1111 Secondary Telephone: (800) 355-0244 Fax: (212) 248-1951; Washington, D.C. Office (202) 223-5756 E-mail: guttmacher@guttmacher.org Web Site: http://www.guttmacher.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Contraception, Data, Family planning, Family planning programs, Federal grants, Financing, Public Health Service Act, Title X, Research, Trends

[Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau]. 2005. EPSDT registry: 2005 update. [Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau], 32 pp.

Annotation: This report presents results of a periodic statewide survey of dentists conducted by the University of Iowa Department of Pediatric Dentistry asking whether they were willing to provide services to individuals enrolled in Iowa's Medicaid program, children ages 3 and younger, and children with developmental disabilities. The report includes data collected only from those dentists who were willing to have their information included in a statewide registry.

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Dentists, EPSDT, Iowa, Medicaid, Oral health, Provider participation, Public health services, Social Security Act, Title XIX, State programs, State surveys, Young children

COSMOS Corporation. 2003. Limited English proficiency as a barrier to family planning services: Final report. Bethesda, MD: COSMOS Corporation, 1 v.

Annotation: This report presents the findings of the Limited English Proficiency as a Barrier to Family Planning Services study. The study reviewed and assessed the language assistance services and activities being provided to limited English proficient individuals in seven Title X-funded family planning clinics. The report includes the following sections: (1) introduction, (2) study design and methodology, (3), study findings, (4) clinic profiles, (5) focus group findings, (6) recommendations, and (7) references. The report also includes a variety of exhibits such as study questions and estimated costs of language-assistance services. The report concludes with eight appendices.

Contact: COSMOS Corporation, 3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 420, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 215-9100 Fax: (301) 215-6969 Web Site: http://www.cosmoscorp.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Families, Family planning clinics, Focus groups, Language barriers, Limited English speakers, Public Health Service Act, Title X, Research

Rosenbach M, Ellwood M, Czajka J, Irvin C, Coupe W, Quinn B. 2001. Implementation of the State Children's Health Insurance Program: Momentum is increasing after a modest start—First annual report. Cambridge, MA: Mathematica Policy Research, 101 pp.

Cornell EV. 2001. Maternal and child health (MCH) update: States have expanded eligibility and increased access to health care for pregnant women and children. Washington, DC: National Governors' Association Center for Best Practices, Health Policy Studies Division, 20 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief discusses the methods states are using to increase access to health care for pregnant women and children by taking advantage of the flexibility under Title XXI of the Social Security Act to expand eligibility for Medicaid and SCHIP to uninsured low-income children. States are also finding ways to fund health care for low-income pregnant women. Tables describing Medicaid birth rates, eligibility levels, and steps taken by the states and territories to increase access to health care are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices, Hall of the States, 444 North Capitol Street, Suite 267, Washington, DC 20001-1512, Telephone: (202) 624-5300 Contact Phone: (202) 624-7879 Fax: (202) 624-5313 E-mail: webmaster@nga.org Contact E-mail: ecornell@nga.org Web Site: http://www.nga.org/cms/center Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Child health, Health insurance, Medicaid, Social Security Act, Title XXI, State Children's Health Insurance Program, State MCH programs, Statistics, Women's health

Alan Guttmacher Institute. 2000. Fulfilling the promise: Public policy and U.S. family planning clinics. Washington, DC: Alan Guttmacher Institute, 48 pp.

Annotation: This report for service providers and policymakers reviews how and why the nationwide network of family planning clinics has developed and functions, and outlines some of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. The report includes the following sections: (1) introduction; (2) origins of the U.S. family planning clinic network; (3) the role of family planning clinics today; (3) the key role of Title X; (4) challenges and opportunities; (5) references and notes; and (6) tables. Statistical information is presented in numerous charts, graphs, and tables throughout the report.

Contact: Guttmacher Institute, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038, Telephone: (212) 248-1111 Secondary Telephone: (800) 355-0244 Fax: (212) 248-1951; Washington, D.C. Office (202) 223-5756 E-mail: guttmacher@guttmacher.org Web Site: http://www.guttmacher.org $20; also available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 0-939253-55-0.

Keywords: Family planning, Family planning clinics, Federal MCH programs, Health care financing, Health services, Public Health Service Act, Title X, Public policy, Reproductive health, Resource centers

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 1999 (ca.). Relationship between the Children's Health Insurance Program and the Maternal and Child Health Block Program: Report to Congress. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 31 pp.

National Academy for State Health Policy. 1999. Framework and user's guide for state evaluation of the Children's Health Insurance Program. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 71 pp.

Annotation: These guidelines are to assist states in complying with Federal statutes requiring them to evaluate their Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) by March 31, 2000. The guidelines begin with a list of all the information required by the statutes in a table format and proceed to explain each section from the cover page to optional material a state might want to include with its evaluation.

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: Guidelines, Legal issues, Program evaluation, Social Security Act, Title XXI, State Children's Health Insurance Program, State health insurance programs

Fox-Grage W, King M, Gehshan S, Starr J, Bradley C. 1999. CHIP and children with special health care needs. Washington, DC: National Conference of State Legislatures, 47 pp.

Annotation: This report provides background information about children with special health care needs (CSHN) and describes states' options for addressing those needs under the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). To assist state legislators who want to use the flexibility of Title XXI to improve services for CSHN, the report describes the following strategies: providing supplemental benefits; arranging for specialists to be included under the CHIP plan; expanding eligibility criteria to assist additional families; defining "medical necessity" more broadly; modifying cost-sharing requirements; and addressing quality assurance issues. Appendices include details about programs in Connecticut, Florida, and North Carolina; public health care programs for low income children; and lists of state and national contacts. [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 in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-58024-074-7.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Connecticut, Florida, Low income groups, Model programs, North Carolina, Public health services, Reports, Social Security Act, Title XXI, State CSHCN programs, State Children's Health Insurance Program, State legislatures

Brindis C, Kirkpatrick R, Macdonald T, VanLandeghem K, Lee S. 1999. Adolescents and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP): Healthy options for meeting the needs of adolescents. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs; San Francisco, CA: University of California, San Francisco, Policy Information and Analysis Center for Middle Childhood and Adolescence and National Adolescent Health Information Center, 88 pp.

Annotation: This publication summarizes key findings and themes from interviews about the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) conducted in 1998 in 12 states: Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Utah, and Wisconsin. Findings from the interviews are divided into nine sections, each dealing with major issues for adolescents under CHIP. These sections are benefit packages, outreach and enrollment, assuring access to care, confidentiality, adolescents with special needs, school-based/school-linked health centers, quality assurance, evaluation, and linkages to other health and social service programs. Appendices include names and titles of interview respondents, respondents priority issues for adolescence, summary of CHIP programs/plans for surveyed states, and resources on CHIP and adolescents. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent health, Adolescents, Adolescents with special health care needs, Alabama, California, Children, Colorado, Confidentiality, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Interviews, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Outreach, Reports, School linked programs, Social Security Act, Title XXI, State health insurance programs, Title V programs, Utah, Wisconsin

Johnson KA, McDonough JE. 1998. Expanding health coverage for children: Matching federal policies and state strategies. New York, NY: Milbank Memorial Fund, 39 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes initiatives of 12 states in expanding health coverage for children by utilizing the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) under Title XXI of the Social Security Act. Reports are from Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, and Washington. Implications of SCHIP are discussed including why states should participate and an overview of SCHIP. Tables include distribution of children and funding by state and state health insurance initiatives for children prior to SCHIP.

Contact: Milbank Memorial Fund, 645 Madison Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10022-1095, Telephone: (212) 355-8400 Fax: (212) 355-8599 E-mail: mmf@milbank.org Web Site: http://www.milbank.org Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-887748-19-9.

Keywords: Children, Florida, Hawaii, Health insurance, Massachusetts, Medicaid, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Social Security Act, Tennessee, Title XXI, Vermont, Washington

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. 1998. PIC briefing book: Title XXI, State Children's Health Insurance Program. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, ca. 300 pp.

Annotation: This loose-leaf binder is a collection of articles and reports on Title XXI, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) prepared for a January, 1998 meeting of the MCH Partnership for Information and Communication (PIC) Interorganizational Work Group. The background materials focus on SCHIP. Sections concentrate on an overview of the legislation, federal guidance on implementation, perspectives on implementation, state activities, outreach and enrollment, children with special health care needs, monitoring and assurance, access, systems of care, and crowd out. A bibliography on the topic contains citations and abstracts of materials from the Reference Collection of the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health as well as resources from the Internet and electronic publications. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available for loan.

Keywords: Children, Children with special health care needs, Federal health insurance programs, Federal legislation, MCH programs, Social Security Act, Title XXI

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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.