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Behavior Health Programs

Approach: Support state agencies to identify eligibility and connect children to appropriate behavioral health services

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Expert Opinion

Target Audience: State/Systems

Care Coordination Using Community Health Workers

Approach: Provide access to comprehensive care coordination for children with chronic diseases to ensure benefits adequacy and reasonable costs

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Emerging Evidence

Target Audience: State/Community

CHIP

Approach: Support the enrollment of children in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) across the state

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Expert Opinion

Target Audience: State/Systems

Dependent Coverage Expansion

Approach: Use dependent coverage expansion policies to prevent loss of insurance coverage among adolescents and young adults (AYA)

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: State/Community

EPSDT

Approach: Expand access to EPSDT benefits for children enrolled in Medicaid

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Expert Opinion

Target Audience: State/Systems

Expansion of Access to Prenatal Care

Approach: Expand access to prenatal care to increase coverage and improve health outcomes for immigrant women and their infants

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Scientifically Rigorous Evidence

Target Audience: State/Community

Expansion of Coverage Eligibility (Partnerships with Medicaid)

Approach: Promote expansion of Medicaid benefits; reduce barriers to Medicaid enrollments; leverage partnerships with Medicaid

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: State/Systems

Family Supports

Approach: Work collaboratively with Family-to-Family Health Information Centers

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Expert Opinion

Target Audience: Caregivers and children

Foster Care

Approach: Implement programs within Medicaid agencies to support children in the foster care system in establishing health insurance

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Expert Opinion

Target Audience: State/Systems

Health Reform Legislation

Approach: Support legislative changes to reduce uninsurance and improve access to care for children

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Emerging Evidence

Target Audience: State/Systems/Community/National

Insurance Enrollment Helpline (Benefits Counseling)

Approach: Maintain a state-run helpline to assist with insurance enrollment navigation

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: Caregivers and children

Managed Care

Approach: Create or implement specifications within specialty managed care plans to capitate rates for CYSHCN

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Expert Opinion

Target Audience: State/Systems

Mandated Benefits

Approach: Implement mandated (state-required) benefits to include specific services for children covered by private health insurers

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Expert Opinion

Target Audience: State/Systems

Medicaid Buy-In Program

Approach: Adopt a Medicaid Buy-In program for children with disabilities to ensure adequate insurance coverage

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Emerging Evidence

Target Audience: State/Systems

Medicaid Waivers

Approach: Implement protocol to waive federal regulations to ensure health insurance coverage for CYSHCN

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Expert Opinion

Target Audience: State/Systems

Multicomponent Approach

Approach: Use a multicomponent approach (e.g. care management + education/parent engagement + collaborative partnerships; educational messaging + data from program databases + individual counseling) to facilitate enrollment of uninsured and underinsured children

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Emerging Evidence

Target Audience: Caregivers and children

On-Site Medical Practice Care Coordination Services

Approach: Support the development of a care coordination plan by clinics

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Emerging Evidence

Target Audience: Professionals/Providers

Outreach to Communities Experiencing Inequities

Approach: Support outreach to communities experiencing inequalities in health insurance coverage

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Expert Opinion

Target Audience: State/Systems

Outreach Using a Data Collection System

Approach: Develop a data collection system that can monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and success of enrollment and retention efforts

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Emerging Evidence

Target Audience: State/Community

Outreach Using Enrollment Assistants

Approach: Use enrollment assistants in community health centers to help patients navigate the public health insurance process

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Emerging Evidence

Target Audience: Professionals/Providers

Outreach Using Mini-Grant Opportunities

Approach: Provide small grants to community-based organizations to improve enrollment and utilization of Medicaid and CHIP

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Emerging Evidence

Target Audience: State/Community

Outreach Using Parent Mentors

Approach: Use trained parent mentors to assist families with getting insurance coverage, accessing health care, and addressing social determinants of health

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Moderate Evidence

Target Audience: Caregivers and children

Outreach Using School Staff

Approach: Use trained school staff to assist families in getting insurance coverage

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Emerging Evidence

Target Audience: School Staff

Outreach Using School-Based Communication Tools

Approach: Use school-based outreach tools to promote enrollment among children and families

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Emerging Evidence

Target Audience: School Staff

Parental Health Insurance Expansions

Approach: Provide health insurance coverage for parents to increase the likelihood of insuring children

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Emerging Evidence

Target Audience: Caregivers and children

Premium Assistance

Approach: Support the development of a premium assistance program for low-income working families

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Expert Opinion

Target Audience: State/Systems

Relief Funds

Approach: Establish a state relief fund to support families of CYSHCN with financial burdens

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Expert Opinion

Target Audience: State/Systems

TEFRA (Katie Beckett Option)

Approach: Support the implementation of the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act

NPM: 15 - Continuous and Adequate Insurance

Evidence: Expert Opinion

Target Audience: State/Systems

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.