The new child health insurance expansions: how will school-based health centers fit in?

J Sch Health. 1998 Dec;68(10):441-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.1998.tb06327.x.


In June 1998, the Making the Grade National Program Office and the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care sponsored a workshop on the relationship between the State Child Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and school-based health centers. Workshop participants used the health centers' experience with Medicaid managed care as a window for understanding their prospects for negotiating contracts with health plans under SCHIP. Speakers representing the federal perspective, state agencies, health plans, and local school-based health centers offered their views on the challenges of developing contracts, incentives, and disincentives that health plans have to contract with school-based health centers, and what has accounted for success where relationships are moving forward. Experiences in Colorado and Connecticut were presented as case studies on these evolving issues.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Colorado
  • Community Health Centers / economics*
  • Connecticut
  • Contract Services / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Insurance, Health / economics*
  • Managed Care Programs / organization & administration
  • Medicaid / economics
  • Negotiating
  • School Health Services / economics*
  • State Health Plans / organization & administration*
  • United States