Advancing the Community Health Worker Workforce through Law and Policy
June 20, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST
Public health law and policy stories that made headlines recently include the impact of cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on food insecurity in the U.S.; the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ rule allowing health workers to opt out of procedures they object to for religious or personal reasons; a precedent-setting ruling mandating addiction treatment for a prison inmate; racial disparities in pregnancy-related deaths; warning labels on sugary drinks; and Washington state’s public insurance offering.
Medicaid is a significant payer for child and adolescent health care in the United States, covering 36 percent of school aged children. School nursing is an important resource for school children to access health care and preventive health services, yet few state laws specifically provide for Medicaid coverage for school nursing services not provided in accordance with a student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). This fact sheet provides examples of ways that states have chosen to address Medicaid billing for school nursing, highlighting the need for states to consider expanding Medicaid coverage for school nursing services by amending state laws.
Join the Network in Plymouth, Michigan for a Summit focused on strategies to collect, use, share and protect multi-sector data to improve the health of communities. The Summit will examine current data sharing initiatives and provide practical, in-depth information and tools to navigate a complex legal landscape.