Measure Status: Active
Evidence Level: This ESM measures access to/receipt of care, thus doesn’t align with a specific evidence-based strategy. Consider developing an ESM for one of the specific strategies in your state action plan to measure performance. Check MCHbest for examples to connect to the evidence.
Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 4: Measuring quality of effect (% of "is anyone better off")
Service Type: Public health services and systems level of pyramid
Essential Public Health Services: 7. Assure effective and equitable health systems
Service Recipient: Activities related to systems-building
Goal: Increase the proportion of Medicaid-enrolled children receiving preventative dental visits
Numerator: # children 1-18 enrolled in Medicaid who received at least one preventative dental service
Denominator: # children 1-18 enrolled in Medicaid and continuously eligible for EPSDT for 90 days
Significance: This ESM will measure an expected outcome of strategy #9-B: Partner with the DOH to support and assist school personnel and families across Illinois to access: oral health education, dental sealants, fluoride varnish, Illinois All Kids (Medicaid) enrollment, and dental home referrals; and, comply with Illinois’ mandatory school dental examinations for children in kindergarten, second, sixth and ninth grades.
Illinois Medicaid covers dental services for all children, but the largest barrier to receipt of services is a lack of available providers. Through this strategy, Illinois will support school-based dental services, thus increasing access to oral health risk assessment, screening, fluoride varnish, anticipatory guidance, direct referral to care and completion of first dental appointment for pregnant women. By increasing capacity for dental services in schools, Illinois hopes to increase the proportion of children who receive preventative dental services and who are connected to a dental home.
Data Sources and Data Issues: DATA SOURCE: Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (Medicaid), CMS-416 EPSDT reporting form
Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100