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Orofacial clefts can impair child development and psychomotor and cognitive skills. Services and treatment for children with orofacial clefts can vary depending on cleft severity, presence of associated syndromes, other birth defects and age. This study examined the proportion of children with orofacial clefts enrolled in Medicaid who received primary cleft surgery or received specialized services.
In North Carolina, orofacial clefts are one of the most prevalent serious birth defects. This study examined factors associated with referral to specialized services among infants with orofacial clefts. Receiving Medicaid and maternal care coordination services were positively associated with referral to the Child Service Coordination Program among infants with orofacial clefts.