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Chazin S, Maul A. 2015. Moving from goal to impact: A quality improvement approach to advancing children's oral health in Medicaid. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 12 pp.
Center for Health Care Strategies 200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 119 Hamilton, NJ 08619 Telephone: (609) 528-8400Fax: (609) 586-3679E-mail: Website: http://www.chcs.orgAvailable from the website.
Telephone: (609) 528-8400Fax: (609) 586-3679E-mail: Website: http://www.chcs.orgAvailable from the website.
This brief for states describes a stepwise approach to meeting goals for improving use of oral health services improvement for children enrolled in Medicaid. It describes critical elements of the strategic-planning process, drawing from state experiences. A template that Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Programs can use to create a state oral health action plan is included.
Children's Dental Health Project. 2003. Preserving the financial safety net by protecting Medicaid and SCHIP dental benefits. Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project, 2 pp, (CDHP policy brief).
Children's Dental Health Project 1020 19th Street, N.W., Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036 Telephone: (202) 833-8288Fax: (202) 331-1432E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: https://www.cdhp.orgAvailable from the website.
Telephone: (202) 833-8288Fax: (202) 331-1432E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: https://www.cdhp.orgAvailable from the website.
This policy brief discusses the importance of preserving Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) oral health benefits. It explains why benefits improve access for vulnerable populations, discusses the erosion of benefits, and explains why sustaining the oral health safety net requires Medicaid and SCHIP benefits.
Children's Health Council. . Improving dental access under HUSKY Part A. Hartford, CT: Children's Health Council, 10 pp.
This report describes a proposal to reduce dental access barriers, increase dental care utilization, and encourage good oral health practices among children of families enrolled in Medicaid managed care in Connecticut. Section include information on evidence of a dental access problem, an outline of barriers to dental care access, and recommendations for improving access to dental care. References and two statistical tables are provided.
Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2014–. Smoking and oral health quit kit information. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, multiple items.
Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health P.O. Box 340308 Hartford, CT 06134-0308 Telephone: (860) 509-7382Fax: (860) 509-7853E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3125&q=388844&dphNav_GID=1601Available from the website.
Telephone: (860) 509-7382Fax: (860) 509-7853E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3125&q=388844&dphNav_GID=1601Available from the website.
These resources are designed to help oral health professionals in Connecticut screen and counsel their clients who use tobacco products. Contents include a letter that provides information about an evidence-based approach to eliminate tobacco use (the 5 A's), resources and tools, and cessation counseling reimbursement for professionals who participate in the state Medicaid/HUSKY Health programs. Additional contents include questions and answers about the state quit line, a quit line wallet card, information about treatment methods, a quit tips note sheet, and a poster with tips from former smokers. The wallet cards and posters are available in English and Spanish.
Coulter ID, Maida CA, Belloso R, Freed J, Petters K, Marcus M. 2003. Medicaid and dental care for children: A review of the literature. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Health Policy Resources Center, 26 pp, (Dental health policy analysis series).
This report identifies factors that have contributed to children's lack of access to Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), with particular attention to their lack of access to oral health care within these programs. Factors presented in this report include shifts in federal funding, changes in employer-based insurance, and declines in the level of specialist participation in Medicaid. The report discusses the impact of Medicaid coverage and other programs directed at the health of children (e.g., Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment-EPSDT, Head Start, SCHIP), on children's access to health care. Other topics include managed care, school-based health centers, barriers to care among immigrants, inequities in children's oral health, program financing, and Medicaid oral health programs.
Cousart C, Snyder A, Mention N. 2015. Dental benefits in health insurance marketplaces: An update on policy considerations. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 7 pp.
National Academy for State Health Policy 10 Free Street, Second Floor Portland, ME 04101 Telephone: (207) 874-6524Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101Fax: (207) 874-6527E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://www.nashp.orgAvailable from the website.
Telephone: (207) 874-6524Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101Fax: (207) 874-6527E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.nashp.orgAvailable from the website.
This brief examines the way the Affordable Care Act structures dental coverage and related implementation challenges. Topics include the impact of decisions to offer pediatric dental coverage through medical plans or stand-alone dental products on affordability and implementation of marketplace systems; state interest in offering optional adult dental coverage; enhancing data and reporting on access to and purchase of dental coverage; improving outreach, enrollment, and dental plan quality; and the impact of future state and federal decisions about coverage programs on dental coverage through marketplaces, including decisions about federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Crall JJ, Edelstein BL. 2001. Elements of effective action to improve oral health and access to dental care for Connecticut's children and families. Farmington, CT: Connecticut Health Foundation; Hartford, CT: Children's Fund of Connecticut, 36 pp, plus 2 appendices.
Connecticut Health Foundation 100 Pearl Street Hartford, CT 06103 Telephone: (860) 724-1580Fax: (860) 724-1589E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgContact E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.cthealth.orgAvailable from the website.
Telephone: (860) 724-1580Fax: (860) 724-1589E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgContact E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.cthealth.orgAvailable from the website.
This report evaluates HUSKY (Connecticut's State Children's Health Insurance Program [SCHIP] and Medicaid program) dental benefits for children from families with low and moderate incomes. The report includes an executive summary, a vision of oral health and care from conception to adulthood, and a discussion of strategies for improving oral health in Connecticut. Topics include quantifying access problems in oral health care; reaching those in need; and system reform goals, principles, elements, and strategies. There are two appendices, the first of which provides background materials on oral health policy, an environmental scan for the United States and Connecticut, a discussion of the burden of oral disease, a discussion of financing care through Medicaid and SCHIP, and examples and elements of state action plans. The second appendix focuses on strategic working documents for the workforce, systems capacity and integration, financing, and the various public health programs in Connecticut.
Damiano PC, Momany ET, Flach SD, Carter K, Jones MP. 2005. Dental care: Access, use and cost of services for children in hawk-i—Report to the Iowa Department of Human Services. [Iowa City, IA]: University of Iowa, Health Policy Research Program, Public Policy Center, , 66 pp.
University of Iowa, Public Policy Center 310 South Grand Avenue 209 South Quadrangle Iowa City, IA 52242 Telephone: (319) 335-6800Fax: (319) 335-6801Website: http://ppc.uiowa.eduAvailable from the website.
Telephone: (319) 335-6800Fax: (319) 335-6801Website: http://ppc.uiowa.eduAvailable from the website.
This report presents results from a study of Iowa's Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program (hawk-i) child oral health services. Topics include the types of services children receive, how soon they receive them after enrollment, and the cost of the services. A discussion of policy implications and research limitations is also presented.
Dolatshahi J, Basini LO. 2011. CHIP dental coverage: An examination of state oral health benefit changes as a result of CHIPRA. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Policy Center, 10 pp, (Issue brief).
This issue brief examines the benefit and coverage limits of states that have voluntarily sought and received federal approval for their Children’s Health Insurance Pro- gram dental benefit. In addition to examining changes in benefits and coverage limitations, the brief reviews states’ procedures for allowing children to obtain services beyond any stated benefit maximums. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Edelstein BL. 1998. Oral health services in the Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project, 13 pp.
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center Georgetown University Box 571272 Washington, DC 20057-1272 Telephone: (202) 784-9771E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.eduWebsite: http://www.mchoralhealth.orgAvailable for loan.
Telephone: (202) 784-9771E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.eduWebsite: http://www.mchoralhealth.orgAvailable for loan.
This fact sheet on children's oral health care in the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) discusses what CHIP is, what the state options and responsibilities are, who is covered, what benefits are covered, whether oral health services are covered by CHIP, what Congress's intent regarding dental coverage was, why it is important to provide dental benefits to CHIP children, how much of the CHIP program should be devoted to oral health care, what oral health services should be covered, what the cost-sharing prohibitions are, and what's going on now. A list of talking points on CHIP is provided as well. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
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