Improving the Lives of Young Children:

Improving the Lives of Young Children:

Opportunities for Care Coordination and Case Management for Children Receiving Services for Developmental Delay
January 24, 2011

Abstract

Services that support healthy development in the years before starting school can reduce the incidence of disorders that have high costs and long-term consequences for children's health, education, and well-being. State policy choices can affect the extent to which Medicaid- and CHIP-eligible children receive developmental screenings and follow-up treatment. Unfortunately, access to follow-up care, such as Early Intervention services, continues to be a challenge. This brief examines states' Medicaid and CHIP policy choices that will be available under health reform and other federal legislation to develop a well-coordinated system of care for children receiving early intervention and other ongoing services.

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