Category: Paying for Improvements

  • September 2019: States Take Action to Improve and Expand Early Childhood Education

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    This month, we feature a NASHP resource, States Take Action to Improve and Expand Early Childhood Education. State policymakers recognize the link between early childhood education and better health, higher educational attainment, and improved socioeconomic status. With early childhood programs yielding a $2 to $4 return for every $1 invested, many states are looking upstream and investing in early education. Learn how states are implementing innovative early childhood policies and programs through budget appropriations, executive orders, and legislative initiatives. View other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center. Submit new resources to ehiggins@nashp.org.

  • August 2019: Blueprint on Fostering Social and Emotional Health through Pediatric Primary Care

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    This month, NASHP features a resource from Manatt Health and the Center for the Study of Social Policy, Fostering Social and Emotional Health through Pediatric Primary Care: A Blueprint for Leveraging Medicaid and CHIP to Finance Change. The blueprint describes a set of strategies and tools that state Medicaid and CHIP agencies, managed care plans, pediatric care providers, and others can use to optimize the social and emotional development of young children through pediatric practice. View other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center. Submit new resources to ehiggins@nashp.org.

  • July 2019: Medicaid Developmental Screening Policies by State

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    This month, NASHP features its chart: Medicaid Developmental Screening Policies by State. It provides an overview of state developmental screening policies and details which tools are used by the 32 states that specify developmental screening tools. The chart also identifies reimbursement rates for developmental screening, screening requirements, and more. Check out other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center. Submit new resources to ehiggins@nashp.org.

  • Estimating the cost of developmental and behavioral screening of preschool children in general pediatric practice

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    http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/108/4/913?variant=abstract&sso=1&sso_redirect_count=1&nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token

  • Assessing Costs and Benefits of Early Childhood Intervention Programs: Overview and Application to the Starting Early Starting Smart Program

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    http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG341.html

  • Making Dollars Follow Sense: Financing Early Childhood Mental Health Services to Promote Healthy Social and Emotional Development in Young Children

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    http://nccp.org/publications/pdf/text_483.pdf

  • Early Childhood Development: Economic Development with a High Public Return, web-based fedgazzette March 2003

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    https://www.minneapolisfed.org/publications/fedgazette/early-childhood-development-economic-development-with-a-high-public-return

  • Strategic Financing: Making the Most of the State Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems-Building Initiative

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    http://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/default/files/abcd/abcd.hayes.strategic.financing.pdf

  • Illinois provider notice: Screening for Perinatal Depression

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    http://www.hfs.illinois.gov/assets/112904pd.pdf

  • How Medical Claims Simplification Can Impede Delivery of Child Developmental Services

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    http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/files/publications/fund-report/2005/aug/how-medical-claims-simplification-can-impede-delivery-of-child-developmental-services/medical_claims_simplification-pdf.pdf