CHIP TIPS: Medicaid Performance Bonus “5 of 8″ Requirements
This brief, the second in a series, examines the requirements that states must meet to be eligible for the new “performance bonus” available to states that do an especially good job of signing up eligible children for Medicaid. The bonus, created by a provision in the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009, is designed to help states cover the added costs that result when states are very successful in enrolling eligible children in Medicaid above target levels specified in the law. It reflects an understanding that aggressive state outreach efforts for CHIP tend also to drive up enrollment in state Medicaid programs.
also of interest
- A Historical Review of How States Have Responded to the Availability of Federal Funds for Health Coverage
- Children and Oral Health: Assessing Needs, Coverage and Access
- Understanding The Medicaid And CHIP Maintenance of Eligibility Requirements
- The Arizona KidsCare CHIP Enrollment Freeze: How Has It Impacted Enrollment and Families?