The center is a site for the Illinois NBCCEDP
, referred to as the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP).
The BCCPTA also gave states the flexibility to select broader screening scenarios for defining "screened under the program, NBCCEDP.
One of the few state-specific studies of the BCCPTA used Massachusetts data to analyze two policy changes: l) initiation of targeted funding for case managers through the NBCCEDP (Public Law 105-340) in 1998, and 2) implementation of the BCCPTA in 2004 (delayed in Massachusetts) (Lobb et al.
Adding a Medicaid option for uninsured women screened through the NBCCEDP corrects a vital program flaw.
4386 to correct this problem, which allows states to enroll women screened by the NBCCEDP and found to have cancer in their Medicaid program.
Due to limited funding, state NBCCEDP
providers only screen 15 percent of eligible women on average nationally.
Disclosures: The overall research project for making estimates for uninsured low-income persons is partly funded by the CDC's NBCCEDP
Editorial Note: NBCCEDP
was implemented to increase screening among low-income, uninsured women and to reduce racial/ethnic disparities in health-related outcomes.
Incidence rates were age-adjusted using the age distribution of the 1996 NBCCEDP population.
Second, NBCCEDP serves low-income and uninsured women; results may not be generalizable to other groups.
Additional information about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the NBCCEDP
is available from CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, World-Wide Web site http://www.
Respondents described several strategies used to ensure necessary diagnostic and treatment services for women screened through the NBCCEDP
State-level strategies in all states included 1) computerized tracking and follow-up systems that used program surveillance data to identify and manage clients in need of diagnostic and treatment services; 2) provisions in contracts requiring screening providers to arrange for diagnostic follow-up and treatment before screening women; and 3) arrangements with provider groups and state professional associations for free or reduced-cost services for NBCCEDP