Health care expenditures among Medicaid enrolled children with and without orofacial clefts in North Carolina, 1995-2002.

@article{Cassell2008HealthCE,
  title={Health care expenditures among Medicaid enrolled children with and without orofacial clefts in North Carolina, 1995-2002.},
  author={Cynthia H. Cassell and Robert E. Meyer and Julie L Daniels},
  journal={Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology},
  year={2008},
  volume={82 11},
  pages={785-94}
}
BACKGROUND National data that examine health costs among children with special needs are limited and do not address children with orofacial clefts (OFC). This study examines Medicaid expenditures among children with and without OFC. METHODS North Carolina vital statistics, health services, birth defects registry, and Medicaid enrollment and paid claims were linked to identify resident children born 1995-2002 with and without OFC who were continuously enrolled in Medicaid. Outcome measures… CONTINUE READING
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