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Improving Preventive Care Services for Children: A Best Clinical and Administrative Practices Toolkit for Medicaid Health Plans


This toolkit offers a structured approach for addressing quality improvement for preventive care services and a collection of "lessons learned" by a diverse group of health plans serving Medicaid members. It offers realistic approaches to help health plans develop or improve preventive care programs.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • How will this toolkit benefit your health plan?
  • Measuring for success: A process improvement strategy
  • A typology for improvement
  • Identification and stratification
  • Outreach
  • Intervention
  • Helping providers improve preventive services for children
  • Communicate to create change

The appendixes to this report include a variety of administrative materials developed by various health plans.

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Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

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Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

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prevention and wellness


  • Release Date: 03/2002
  • Original Summary: 04/2006
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Last updated: May 12, 2008.