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American Academy of Pediatrics: Implementation principles and strategies for the State Children's Health Insurance Program. Pediatrics 2001 May;107(5):1214-20

Date

05/23/2001

Pubmed ID

11331712

DOI

10.1542/peds.107.5.1214

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-0035344884   9 Citations

Abstract

This policy statement presents principles and implementation and evaluation strategies recommended for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The statement summarizes the current status of SCHIP, the needs of uninsured children, and the potential benefits of SCHIP programs. Principles and recommended strategies include expanding eligibility, maximizing funding, providing comprehensive benefits, including pediatricians in program design and evaluation, providing adequate reimbursement and access to pediatricians, ensuring choices for families and pediatricians, and establishing simple administrative procedures.

Author List

Committee on Child Health Financing

Author

John R. Meurer MD, MBA Institute Director, Professor in the Institute for Health and Equity department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Child
Child Health Services
Humans
Insurance, Health
Medical Assistance
Medically Uninsured
State Health Plans
United States