A public benefits program, jointly funded by state and federal dollars. The federal government oversees the program, but it is administered by the states. Medicaid provides coverage for health care and health-related services to low-income and other specific categories of individuals, such as childr [...]
Federal legislation that gives states the option of providing Medicaid coverage to children who meet the disability standard used in the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, but whose family income is higher than the income limits for SSI or Medicaid but less than 300% FPL. States may charge [...]
Many states contract with private health insurers to manage, provide or arrange for the provision of care, and coordinate care for Medicaid enrollees.
States may request a waiver from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to cover other groups of individuals by “waiving” certain federal regulations.
Rylin and David Rodgers were shocked at how quickly medical debt changed their lives. They had college educations, good jobs with health insurance, and comfortable savings before their children were born. Unaccustomed to asking for help, Rylin once went three days without eating as she sat by her so [...]
Making life better for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) and their families is at the heart of our work. The Catalyst Center is committed to promoting strategies and sharing ideas that can make the health care system work for everyone. These personal stories help illustrate [...]
Many Title V and Medicaid programs use funds from their own programs or leverage other funding to reduce the number of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) without health insurance, close benefit gaps, pay for additional services, and build the capacity of the system of care. [...]
The Dissemination and Evaluation Center (DEC) was formed in 2015 as part of the Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum Initiative, a Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) initiative. The DEC has adapted four previously impl [...]
The Catalyst Center has developed a new report for the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) that offers a brief description of selected provisions in the ACA that have implications for children with ASD/DD. It describes how state Title V maternal and child health (MCH) program [...]
Families face significant challenges in caring for their CSHCN. For many families, one of these challenges is the economic impact of inadequate health care coverage. Families must make hard choices about how to spend limited salaries and then make substantial sacrifices in other domains to ensure ad [...]
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