14% of Uninsured Kids Eligible for Public Insurance Live in California

Nearly 37% of all U.S. children who are eligible for public health insurance programs but who remain uninsured live in California, Florida and Texas, according to a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report, UPI reports (UPI, 9/18). Details of Report The report -- which was conducted by Urban Institute researchers -- found that the national rate of children who were eligible for public health...

New Resources for California LEAs Implementing IDEA Parental Consent Requirements

Earlier this year the federal government made changes to parental consent requirements for school districts seeking access to Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) reimbursement for medically necessary health services provided to students under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The new requirements primarily concern changes to frequency and formatting of parental consent, and are...

Improving Access to Children’s Mental Health Care: Lessons from a Study of Eleven States

A challenge to expanding children's mental health care through the Affordable Care Act is the underdeveloped state of these services across the U.S. An 11-state study conducted by the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) identifies both common barriers to and encouraging examples of success. Read the CHHCS report... Review CHHCS' school based mental health information and...

California HealthCare Foundation Publishes New Report on the Changing Face of Medi-Cal

In CHCF's latest report, 'Medi-Cal Facts and Figures: A Program Transforms', they provide an overview of the program's key features, describe how the program is evolving, and examine the challenges ahead. Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program, pays providers for essential primary, specialty, acute, and long term care services delivered to more than seven million Californians: children,...

Draft CMS Review of California’s School Based Administrative Claiming Program

This draft Financial Management Report (Control Number 09-FM-2012-CA-01-D) was sent to California's Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on April 16, 2013 for review and response. Following the incorporation of DHCS feedback, CMS will issue a final report on their review of California's school MAA claiming program. Read the...

New Report Calls for Federal Action to Close Achievement Gap by Addressing School Health

Health in Mind, a new report from Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) and Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), details immediate solutions that can help close the achievement gap and create a healthy future for all children. American children are struggling academically and the nation faces a growing achievement gap that is increasingly tied to health disparities—today’s children could become...

National Study of RMTS Reissued with Foreword by Paradigm’s Policy & Research Division

San Francisco, CA - January 3, 2013 - Originally published in August of 2011, this brief highlights the positive administrative and fiscal effects of Random Moment Time Study (RMTS) as reported by various state representatives. It has been updated with a new introduction framing the study in the current landscape of change for California's school MAA program. In the coming months, Paradigm will...

Covering Kids: Children’s Health Insurance in California

This study details children's insurance trends over a 10-year period, including findings such as: In 2010, over three-quarters of uninsured children in California are eligible for Medi-Cal (including Healthy Families). View the study: CHCF Childrens Health Coverage Nov2012...