State policymakers are faced with making decisions about how to improve the health of their constituents and access to care while dealing with diminishing state budgets. Over the last decade the health care system has shifted to a focus on the “Triple Aim” to improve care, improve health, and reduce costs, with the greatest developments [...]
This issue of TRENDNOTES discusses the overall importance of a patient-centered health home that includes medical, dental and mental health care to improving children’s health and explores key considerations related to integrating dental care with medical care. Additionally, it discusses federal opportunities, particularly those under ACA, to promoting a health home for children and their families.
This issue of TrendNotes provides an overview of the oral health provisions contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Additionally, it discusses the opportunities presented by ACA, including how ACA builds on provisions included in the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIPRA), to build and strengthen a comprehensive system of oral health for children.