Children’s Medical Center provides current, medically-reviewed resources to help our families who have special needs children. Special needs children can have mental, behavioral, and/or physical needs that require additional attention. Our pediatricians and mental health professionals can help you to develop a plan for your special needs child.
The Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a partnership between state and federal goverments to provide health insurance for children from working families with incomes too high too qualify for Medicaid but to low to afford private coverage.
Managed Care Links This site provides links to health care information from state agencies, Medicaid agencies, technology sites, publications, managed care plans and consumer information.
Health Hippo provides hundreds of links to policy and regulatory information related to health care.
Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the federal agency which manages Medicare, Medicaid and Child Health Insurance programs. Click on the information clearinghouse section for a list of HCFA publications.
Social Security Administration online answers a lot of questions about benefits, who qualifies for benefits as well as local offices.
Department Of Regulatory Agencies - Contact your state department for any additional information. For example Colorado offers the following: www.dora.state.co.us, a great online brochure "What Happens When Your Health Insurance Says No".
Family Voices Publication List "Managed Care for Children with SHCN" is a wonderful brochure explaining managed care as well as what kind of questions to ask about your insurance coverage.