ERIC Number: ED428139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun-17
Reference Count: N/A
How Health Care Providers Can Help Link Children to Medicaid and Other Child Health Insurance Programs.
Ross, Donna Cohen
This reports that health care providers, including those based in schools, can be instrumental in efforts to enroll eligible children in Medicaid or low-cost health insurance. There are 10 ways in which health care providers can help: (1) inform families about the availability of free and low-cost health insurance for children; (2) enlist all staff in outreach efforts; (3) encourage the state to position Medicaid eligibility workers in hospitals and clinics in the community; (4) persuade state officials to adopt the Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility option; (5) forge connections in the community; (6) incorporate application assistance into home-visiting and mobile health van programs; (7) partner with schools to identify and enroll eligible children; (8) play a role as a member of the business community and as an employer; (9) promote outreach through professional associations; and (10) participate in national efforts. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, DC.