Children’s Defense Fund - New York

The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. The Children's Defense Fund — New York (CDF-NY) focuses on creating policy and programmatic changes that will level the playing field for New York's children. CDF-NY’s research, public education, policy analysis, community organizing and advocacy is primarily focused on juvenile justice, health, early childhood learning, education and youth development. CDF-NY raises awareness about the condition of children’s health in New York, connects children and families to health care programs and services that help meet their needs, and works with statewide partners to coordinate support and form policy solutions for health care legislative action. See below for more information about CDF-NY’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

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  • CDF-NY Submitted Comments on HHS' 2011 Essential Health Benefit Bulletin

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    Children's Defense Fund - New York submitted comments on HHS' December 2011 EHB Bulletin. In particular, the comments broached the following topics: (1) using the Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) benefits package as a benchmark; (2) strengthening the benchmarks for oral and vision services to include prevention, diagnosis, screening and treatment services that are medically necessary for children; (3) developing a standard definition of pediatric medical necessity; (4) limiting state and insurer flexibility; and (5) benchmark plan selection, updating and monitoring.

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