Adolescent & Young Adult Health in the Post Reform Era
Time & Location
Adolescents and young adults are more likely to be uninsured than any other age group. Implementation of health reform and the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIPRA) are expected to change this reality by improving affordability and expanding both public and private coverage. However, as more young adults are able to stay on their parents’ health insurance plans, ensuring access to confidential services, especially reproductive health care, will become even more important.
Additional provisions will improve access to clinical preventive services for adolescents, making the need for adolescent-specific quality measurement tools vital. This webinar will bring together health plans and leaders in the adolescent health community to discuss the impact of health reform and CHIPRA on access to high-quality, confidential health care services for adolescents and young adults.
Georgetown University Center for Children and Families
University of California, San Francisco
Rachel Benson Gold
- Coverage of Dependent Children to Age 26 Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Notes Vol. 31, No. 8. August 2010, from the Employee Benefit Research Institute.
- Dependent Coverage of Adults Who Have Not Yet Attained Age 26, Regulation, Fact Sheet, and FAQs from the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).
- Health Insurance and Access to Care for Children & Adolescents Knowledge Path, from the Maternal & Child Health Library at Georgetown University.
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- Interim Final Rules for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers Relating to Coverage of Preventive Services under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, from HealthCare.gov.
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- Summary of Medicaid, CHIP, and Low-Income Provisions in Health Care Reform, March 2010. From the Georgetown Center for Children & Families.
Confidentiality & Consent:
- Benson Gold, Rachel. Unintended Consequences: How Insurance Processes Inadvertently Abrogate Patient Confidentiality. Policy Review, Fall 2009.
- Billing for Confidential Adolescent Health Services. Fact Sheet. From the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Adolescent Health* and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
- "Can I talk to you?: An Overview of Minor Consent and Confidentiality" Webinar Archive. March 2010. Hosted by NACCHO* & CityMatCH.*
- In Brief: Adolescent Consent & Confidentiality. Pediatrics in Review. 2009; 30: 457– 459.
- State Minor Consent Laws, A Sumary, Third Edition (2010). From the Center for Adolescent Health & the Law (CAHL).
- "Helping Teens Stay Healthy and Safe: Health Care, Birth Control and Confidential Services." Brochure series for providers, teens and parents from Healthy Teen Network* & CAHL.
- Minor Consent and Confidentiality Module of the Adolescent Provider Toolkit Series, from the California Adolescent Health Collaborative & the Adolescent Health Working Group. (CA Only).
General Adolescent & Young Adult Health:
- Brown, K. Profile: Abigail English, JD . From "Creating Healthy Opportunities: Conversations with Adolescent Health Experts," a collaborative project of the Partners in Program Planning for Adolescent Health (PIPPAH) Initiative.
- Coker TR, Sareen HG, Chung PJ, Weidmer, BA, Schuster, MA. “Improving Access to and Utilization of Adolescent Preventive Health Care: The Perspectives of Adolescents and Parents” Journal of Adolescent Health,2010; 47:133-142. Pediatric Health & Healthcare Quality, IOM Committee.
- English, A. "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010: How Does it Help Adolescents and Young Adults? " August 2010. Center for Adolescent Health & the Law (CAHL) and the National Health Information and Innovation Center (NAHIIC).
- Healthcare Provider Toolkit. New Clinical Guidelines from the Michigan Department of Community Health, Teen Pregnancy Initiative.
- Mulye TP, Park MJ, Nelson CD, Adams SH, Irwin CE, Brindis CD. "Trends in Adolescent and Young Adult Health in the United States." Journal of Adolescent Health, 2009; 45:8-24.
- Pediatric Health & Healthcare Quality Measures, IOM Committee.
- CHIPRA Children's Healthcare Quality Measurement & Improvement Activities , Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ).
* Denotes PIPPAH partners.