Click <here> for a look at the latest OIG (Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) audit findings on “State Use of Express Lane Eligibility for Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment.”
For children to have the best chance of becoming productive and healthy adults, child-serving systems need to coordinate their care and services. Two sectors in particular, education and health, play critical roles in promoting better outcomes for child wellbeing and long-term success. Excluding the home, schools and child health systems have the most direct influence on a child’s development. Yet, these two sectors often operate in silos, failing to leverage the resources accessible to each other, and so limiting their impact.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a rule change to the Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) and Medicaid Eligibility Quality Control (MEQC) programs that have to do with changes as a result of the Affordable Care Act to the way states decide eligibility for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). More information about the proposed change as well as the proposed rule can be found here.
The Chicago Department of Public Health collaborated with the Partnership for Healthy Chicago develop of Health Plan for the city of Chicago. This was the work of many stakeholders from both public and private stakeholders. The strategies are outlined in the Healthy Chicago 2.0 Plan. The detailed plan outlines all areas for a healthy community including health and education which can be found starting on page 24.
May 3, 2018: NASDSE Executive Director Job Announcement: The National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) Board of Directors, which represents the special education directors of the 50 states and 11 federal jurisdictions, is seeking to fill the position of executive director for 2019 and beyond:
Join the Connecting Kids to Coverage National Campaign on Wednesday, June 6 at 2:00 p.m. EDT to explore ways your organization can work with schools and other education-focused groups to reach eligible families and enroll children in Medicaid and CHIP, as well as hear about best practices and proven tips that you can use to make your outreach and enrollment efforts a success this Back-to-School season. To find out more and to register <Click Here>