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Parisi L, Bruno R. 2010. Dental and mental health benefit: Improvements in CHIPRA. Washington, DC: Families USA, 7 pp.

Families USA
1201 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005-6100

Telephone: (202) 628-3030
Fax: (202) 347-2417
E-mail: info@familiesusa.org
Website: http://www.familiesusa.org
Available from the website.

This brief describes provisions in the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009, explains what states must do to comply with the law, and discusses the options that states have to expand access to oral health and mental health care for children from families with low incomes. Topics include mandatory and optional dental benefits, optional wraparound coverage, quality and access to oral health care, and mental health parity. Action steps for states are included.

Keywords: Access to health care, Benefits, Children's Health Insurance Program, Quality assurance, Child health, Dental care, Mental health services, Oral health, State programs, Federal legislation, Children

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National Conference of State Legislatures. 2012. Children's oral health. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures.

National Conference of State Legislatures
7700 East First Place
Denver, CO 80230

Telephone: (303) 364-7700
Fax: (303) 364-7800
Website: http://www.ncsl.org
Available from the website.

This resource examines children’s oral health and the role that state legislators can play in improving it. Topics include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, access to services, work force issues, and prevention and awareness.

Keywords: Oral health, Children, State programs, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program, Access to health care, Work force, Disease prevention, Health promotion

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National Academy for State Health Policy. 2007. SCHIP dental benefits. State Health Policy Monitor 1(1):1-3.

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
Website: http://www.nashp.org
Available from the website.

This inaugural issue of the State Health Policy Monitor examines the status of dental benefits in State Children's Health Insurance Programs in 2007. Selected topics include cost-sharing and annual payment caps. A map presents data on the number of states with separate programs that also include dental benefits.

Keywords: Oral health, State Children's Health Insurance Program, Dental care, Policy analysis, State programs, Children

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Minyard KJ, Landers GM, Zhou M, Ujama D. 2006. Analysis of access to dental care provided through Medicaid and PeachCare (SCHIP) service trends and patterns CY2000/SFY2001 through CY2005/SFY2006. Atlanta, GA: Georgia Health Policy Center, 130 pp.

Georgia Health Policy Center
Georgia State University P.O. Box 3992
Atlanta, GA 30302-3992

Telephone: (404) 413-0314
Fax: (404) 413-0316
E-mail: ghpc@gsu.edu
Website: http://aysps.gsu.edu/ghpc
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This report contains an analysis of calendar year (CY) 2005 and state fiscal year (SFY) 2006 claims data on dental services provided to children ages 19 and younger in Georgia's Medicaid and PeachCare (SCHIP) programs. Retrospective analyses of service trends and patterns from CY2000-SFY2001 through CY2005-SFY2006 are also provided. Contents include information on the methodology and how to use the data, an executive summary, and maps and figures. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Oral health, Children, Adolescents, Utilization review, Trends, Health services, State programs, State Children's Health Insurance Program, Medicaid, Georgia, Statistical data

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Minyard KJ, Landers GM, Zhou M. 2005. 2003 update to the evaluation of the Georgia Oral Health Prevention Program. Atlanta, GA: Georgia Health Policy Center, 34 pp.

Georgia Health Policy Center
Georgia State University P.O. Box 3992
Atlanta, GA 30302-3992

Telephone: (404) 413-0314
Fax: (404) 413-0316
E-mail: ghpc@gsu.edu
Website: http://aysps.gsu.edu/ghpc
Available from the website.

This report documents progress made in providing oral health services to children with low incomes in Georgia and illustrates continuing challenges. Detailed tables outline calendar year 2003 Medicaid claims data on children ages 19 and younger enrolled in Medicaid and PeachCare, the State Children's Health Insurance Program, or fiscal year 2004 Oral Health Prevention Program service utilization. The study methodology is outlined, a summary of notable statewide observations is provided, and a map of Georgia public health districts and care management organizations are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Oral health, Children, Adolescents, Utilization review, Health services, State programs, State Children's Health Insurance Program, Medicaid, Georgia, Statistical data

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Minyard KJ, Landers GM, Zhou M. 2006. Analysis of access to dental care CY2004/SFY2005. Atlanta, GA: Georgia Health Policy Center, 70 pp.

Georgia Health Policy Center
Georgia State University P.O. Box 3992
Atlanta, GA 30302-3992

Telephone: (404) 413-0314
Fax: (404) 413-0316
E-mail: ghpc@gsu.edu
Website: http://aysps.gsu.edu/ghpc
Available from the website.

This report contains an analysis of calendar year 2004 claims data on oral health services provided to children ages 19 and younger in Georgia's Medicaid and PeachCare (SCHIP) programs. It includes data documenting progress made in providing oral health access to care for children from low- and middle-income families and illustrates continuing challenges. Contents also include information on the methodology and how to use the data, an executive summary, and maps and figures. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Oral health, Children, Adolescents, Utilization review, Health services, State programs, State Children's Health Insurance Program, Medicaid, Georgia, Statistical data

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Louisiana Children's Oral Health Initiative and Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Oral Health Program. [2003]. Brushing up on children's oral health in Louisiana: A policy brief. New Orleans, LA: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Oral Health Program, 44 pp.

Agenda for Children
P.O. Box 51837
New Orleans, LA 70151

Telephone: (800) 486-1712
Secondary Telephone: (504) 586-8509
Fax: (504) 586-8522
E-mail: information@agendaforchildren.org
Website: http://www.agendaforchildren.org
Available from the website.

This report documents the importance of good oral health for children and highlights some of the barriers that children and families face when trying to access oral health services in Louisiana. Focus areas include prevention, provider participation in Medicaid/LaCHIP, dentists' availability, community education, and children with special health care needs. A summary table outlines the focus areas and offers recommendations for addressing access barriers statewide.

Keywords: Oral health, Access to health care, Provider participation, Louisiana, Underserved populations, Children with special health care needs, Barriers, State children's health insurance programs, Medicaid, State programs, Infant, Children, Adolescents, Families

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Kaye N, Pernice C, Cullen A. 2006. Charting SCHIP III: An analysis of the Third Comprehensive Survey of State Children's Health Insurance Programs. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 169 pp.

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
Website: http://www.nashp.org
Available from the website.

This report examines the policies states have implemented and the strategies that they use to manage their State Children's Health Insurance Programs (SCHIPs). Data from three surveys administered in 1998, 2000, and 2005 were compiled on the two types of programs states can create: Medicaid expansion (MCHIP) and Separate (S-CHIP). Contents include an introduction to the key findings and a look ahead to impending issues affecting SCHIP, special issues in program design, program management, eligibility, outreach and marketing, cost-sharing, covered benefits, delivery of services, managed care plan selection and payment, and access and quality. Numerous tables and figures present statistical data throughout the report. Appendices include information on the survey methodology, as well as the survey instruments.

Keywords: State Children's Health Insurance Programs, State surveys, Medicaid, Health care financing, Eligibility, Health services delivery, Access to health care, Oral health

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Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. 2008. Dental coverage and care for low-income children: The role of Medicaid and SCHIP [upd. ed.]. Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 5 pp.

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
1330 G Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005

Telephone: (202) 347-5270
Fax: (202) 347-5274
E-mail: http://www.kff.org/about/contact.cfm
Website: http://kff.org/about-kaiser-commission-on-medicaid-and-the-uninsured/
Available from the website.

This updated fact sheet provides an overview of access to oral health care and coverage for children from families with low incomes. Topics include the importance of care for children, disparities in children's disease and care, coverage of dental care in Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program, and initiatives to increase access to care for children.

Keywords: Oral health, Medicaid, State Children's Health Insurance Program, Access to health care, State programs, Health care financing, Health insurance, Low income groups, Dental care, Children

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Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. 2010. Children's oral health benefits. Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 4 pp, (CHIP tips).

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
1330 G Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005

Telephone: (202) 347-5270
Fax: (202) 347-5274
E-mail: http://www.kff.org/about/contact.cfm
Website: http://kff.org/about-kaiser-commission-on-medicaid-and-the-uninsured/
Available from the website.

This brief describes state requirements and options in the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act aimed at improving the oral health of children in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Topics include (1) providing dental benefits through a state-defined benefit package or adopting benefits equal to those in a benchmark plan and (2) providing supplemental coverage to children who have other health insurance through an employer-sponsored or other group health plan but have inadequate or no oral health benefits under that coverage.

Keywords: Oral health, Children's Health Insurance Program, Health care financing, State programs, Federal legislation, children

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