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  • This webinar explored health plan strategies for improving pediatric preventive care by promoting Bright Futures guidelines through provider networks and directly to members.

  • We’ve all heard about the eye-popping price tags: cancer drugs that cost $14,000 a month, new hepatitis C drugs pegged at $84,000 for a course of treatment.

  • Each year millions of children miss screenings, immunizations and well visits despite the lifelong benefits of preventive care in childhood. The Affordable Care Act expands coverage of all preventive services recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics in the Bright Futures guidelines.

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation has published a report evaluating the evidence base for interventions to address the social determinants of health.

  • The emergence of new online tools—built by journalists, for journalists—has made it easier than ever to visualize health care data. With the power to build charts comes the responsibility to portray information accurately and in a way that enhances the story for your readers.

  • Injury is the number one killer of children and teens in the United States. Many of these injuries are preventable through education and low-cost interventions like childproof locks and safety seats.

NIHCM

Webinar: The Health of Children in Foster Care: Making Improvements Through Medicaid and the Law

April 16, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

Children in foster care face dramatic health inequities: nearly 60 percent have at least one chronic disease, and nearly 70 percent have moderate to severe mental health disorders. Relative to other non-disabled Medicaid beneficiaries, children in foster care use more medical services with higher associated costs. Yet the most recent Federal Child and Family Services Review found that about 25 percent of children in foster care have unmet health care needs.

This webinar on opportunities to improve the health of children in foster care featured public and private sector stakeholders discussing the following topics:

  • trends in the health of children in foster care, including their unmet needs and disproportionate cost to Medicaid
  • a successful state and private sector partnership to improve services for the foster population through Medicaid managed care
  • laws that promote the health of children and youth who are in or aging out of foster care, including the Affordable Care Act

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Developed jointly by NIHCM Foundation and the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law.

More information:

Buying What Works Pays Off: Cost Effectiveness of Evidence-Based Interventions (PDF)


Foster Care/Adoption Assistance Transition to Virginia Medicaid Managed Care (PDF)


 

The Legal System - Laws That Promote the Health of Children and Youth in and Aging out of Foster Care (PDF)

 
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