CHDP Partnering with Providers
- Triage medical reports received by CHDP to the appropriate level staff
- Provide appointment scheduling, authorizations and referral for children with medical and/or dental problems
- Obtain regular preventative health assessments for infants, children and adolescents
- Refer children with suspected health problems for necessary diagnosis and treatment
- Coordinate with other providers for follow-up of identified health problems, and
- Help children find medical and dental homes for their health care by maximizing enrollment of uninsured children into an appropriate health insurance program
- Care Coordination Follow-up Form
Dental Care Coordination
Beginning January 1, 2020, CHDP will offer care coordination services to Medi-Cal dental (Denti-Cal) providers for fee-for-service children who are lost to care. The goals of these new services are to:
- Minimize the number of Medi-Cal members ages 0-6 years of age who have been referred or scheduled for a dental appointment who have not had dental follow-up /care.
- Minimize the number of medi-cal members under 21 years of age with an urgent /emergent dental condition who have not had dental follow up/care.
- Educate and assist Medi-Cal members whose care is being followed by CHDP to establish a dental home.
- Recruitment, retention and quality assurance activities for providers participating in the CHDP Program.
Local CHDP staff provides technical assistance and support to providers on program standards, billing issues and a variety of children’s health issues including childhood obesity, asthma, and oral health.
- Trainings to CHDP providers in addressing:
- Nutrition related issues:
How to counsel the overweight child, growth assessment (BMI), lab screening & referrals to community resources.
- Audiometric and Vision Screening:
Annual provider training sessions for certification of staff.
- Video: Audiometric Screening training
- Video: Vision Screening training
- Fluoride Varnish Training:
- Other training and resource materials.
- Nutrition related issues:
- Act as a liaison between providers, state CHDP and Medi-Cal managed care plans.
- Certification: Enroll providers into CHDP, perform certification of providers every three years, keep providers informed of new/revised CHDP state policies, & provide support to providers on patient and billing questions. Educate and promote CHDP and Gateway provider network.
Actively participate in collaborations including:
- Child Injury Prevention Network
- Contra Costa Oral Health Collaborative
- First Five
- Head Start Health & Nutrition Advisory Committee
Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care
The Contra Costa County CHDP program also administers a public health nursing (PHN) program for children in foster care known as the Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care (HCPCFC). PHNs identify and prioritize the follow-up on health services to include: medical, dental, mental, and developmental health needs. CHDP staff assist with the coordination of health services by making referrals to the appropriate community agencies such as: CHDP providers, dental providers, Regional Center, mental health services, California Children Services, and specialty providers.
- Public Health Nurses serve as consultants to Social Service and Probation staff
- Participate in Team Decision Making and SMART Team Meetings
- Educate and train Foster Parents, Group Home and ILSP (Independent Living Skills Program) on issues related to health
- Foster Care Medical Contact Form