Eligibility and Enrollment

This report, published in October 2008, examines three states – Louisiana, New Mexico,  and   Oregon – to learn firsthand from state leaders, program administrators, policy makers, advocates, and community groups about the history, process, strategies, and lessons learned in advancing children’s coverage initiatives. While each state has a unique approach to advancing children’s coverage initiatives, […]

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    As states work to insure more children in challenging economic times, a new report funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) explores how states can identify and enroll eligible but uninsured children by borrowing automated strategies that have proven effective in helping eligible people receive other public and private benefits. Authored by Urban Institute […]

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    This report is a compilation and review of state long-term care assessment instruments and processes. The document identifies assessment instruments being used and reviews some of the variation across instruments and in the process for using them. CLE_assessment_longterm.pdf 1.2 MB  

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    This fact sheet briefly explains federal rules that allow states to provide home and community-based services waivers to individuals who would be eligible for services in an institution. Maintenance Allowance 994.1 KB  

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    April 9, 2009 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Publications
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    Based on six focus groups in three states, this paper details parent perceptions of the SCHIP program and includes a summary of feedback on why some families have not continued to enroll their children in the program. Part of a larger, seven-state study, the report pays special attention to issues of retention, disenrollment, and re-enrollment. […]

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    Based on focus groups and a telephone survey of nearly 4,000 parents, this report examines why eligible children have lost or lapsed SCHIP coverage. It also details parents’ overall satisfaction with SCHIP and with such program components as cost, access, and the renewal process. SCHIP_lose_or_leave.pdf 1.1 MB  

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    April 2, 2009 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Publications
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    This paper examines effective outreach strategies aimed at the Hispanic community, cultural barriers to enrollment and retention/covering undocumented children, and cultural competence in an increasingly culturally and linguistically diverse population. The material is based on a March 2002 meeting of SCHIP directors and representatives from community, health, and Hispanic advocacy organizations in 11 states. While […]

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    April 2, 2009 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Publications
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    This paper is designed as a resource for states considering, designing, and/or implementing online enrollment systems for their Medicaid and SCHIP programs. It explores the advantages, disadvantages, and implementation issues of these online systems. SCHIP Online Enrollment 182.1 KB  

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    April 2, 2009 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Publications
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    This policy brief examines state policies and procedures concerning enrollment caps and freezes, wait lists, and open enrollment periods in SCHIP programs. The brief provides information from six states that have experience with these strategies. SCHIP_enrollment_caps.pdf 189 KB  

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    This report explores the political and economic forces that have resulted in recent changes in SCHIP programs in three states: Texas, Utah, and Virginia. The report is based on site visits to each of these states and provides a framework for better understanding the dynamics that shape all SCHIP programs.   SCHIP_changes_report.pdf 315.3 KB  

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    April 2, 2009 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Publications