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Opportunities for Medicaid to Transform Pediatric Care for Young Children to Promote Health, Development, and Health Equity

10 September 2019


Medicaid requires outreach and informing for families to ensure that children are enrolled and make the best use of coverage; and in reaching families and connecting them to medical homes and needed services, processes need to be effective and culturally and linguistically responsive. [...] SCREENING AND RESPONSE Financing a continuum of screening for the child’s physical, social, and behavioral development and social determinants that affect health and development. [...] For example: 0 Developmental screening for physical, social, cognitive, and other delays—with ongoing monitoring and follow-up for those with identified risks including diagnosis and linkages to the Part C Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers and other responses to developmental risks and needs (e.g., family support programs, Head Start, home visiting, high quality childcare) for th. [...] METRICS AND MEASURES TO MONITOR QUALITY AND OUTCOMES Using and developing measurement approaches at the clinical level and at the population level that correspond to a broad definition of child health and the components of high value medical homes and early childhood comprehensive systems. [...] American Academy of Pediatrics and Health Care Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services.

National Institute for Children’s Health Quality