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Policy Medicaid Reimbursement and Training Enable Primary Care Providers to Deliver Preventive Dental Care at Well-Child Visits, Enhancing Access for Low-Income Children 8/27/2014
As part of a comprehensive initiative, State legislation enables trained primary care medical providers to receive Medicaid reimbursement for preventive dental care provided during well-child visits, enhancing access to these services for low-income children younger than 6 years.
Archived Policy State Medicaid Program Adopts Multiple Policies to Significantly Increase Screening Rates and Enhance Access to Services for Young Children at Risk of Developmental Disabilities 7/30/2014
The Oregon Health Authority (which oversees the State Medicaid program) initiated a series of policy changes to promote earlier detection, more effective referrals, and better coordination of care for pediatric patients with developmental delays, leading to a significant increase in screening rates and enhanced access to early intervention services.
Policy State Legislation Promotes Use of Shared Decisionmaking Through Demonstration Project, Learning Collaborative, and Recognition of Decision Aids as Informed Consent 7/2/2014
Multiple pieces of legislation in Washington state are starting to have an impact on use of shared decisionmaking in clinical practice, including a mandated demonstration project, recognition of use of decision aids as informed consent in malpractice cases, and formation of a learning collaborative.
Policy State Medicaid Program Pays Additional Capitated Fee to Integrated Primary Care and Mental Health Homes, Leading to Better Outcomes and Lower Costs 7/2/2014
The Missouri Medicaid Health Home program provides capitated payments to primary care and mental health medical homes that adopt an integrated staffing model that allows patients to receive both medical and mental health care, leading to better health outcomes and lower utilization and costs.
In-School, Portable Clinic Brings Comprehensive Dental Care to Impoverished Hispanic Children 3/26/2014
A portable clinic uses specially designed equipment to bring full-service dental care to elementary schools serving impoverished, immigrant, and uninsured children.
QualityTools
Identifying Children and Families at Risk 3/26/2014
This Web page from the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) program offers tools and resources to help States identify families and children at risk. 
State Health Policy Survey Report: 2007 Guide to State Adverse Event Reporting Systems 5/12/2008
In an effort to improve patient safety, the State Health Policy Survey Report: 2007 Guide to State Adverse Event Reporting Systems provides a comparison of systems authorized by State governments to collect information about adverse events.
Patient Safety Toolbox for States 4/11/2008
This electronic toolbox is intended to provide States with tools they can use or modify as they develop or improve adverse event reporting systems.

Last updated: August 27, 2014.