Eligibility and Enrollment

More and more states are seeking opportunities to use technology to simplify and streamline the Medicaid and CHIP application processes. Allowing families to submit and sign coverage applications electronically or via the telephone are a couple of ways to ease the documentation burden on families. States that have implemented electronic and telephonic signatures also report […]

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  • Webinars

    Maximizing Enrollment for Kids Self-Assessment Toolkit Launch!

    This interactive Web-based toolkit, developed by NASHP, aims to help states identify strengths and weaknesses in their current systems to enroll and retain eligible children in Medicaid and CHIP and highlight improvement opportunities. The toolkit includes four parts that states can use, either together or separately, including: Instructions and tools to help them to map […]

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    April 7, 2011 | Filed under: Children's Health, Eligibility and Enrollment, Webinars

  • Publications

    Medicaid’s Role in the Health Benefit Exchange: A Road Map for States

    State Medicaid programs are well positioned to serve multiple roles in the development and administration of state Health Benefit Exchanges being implemented under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Looking ahead to 2014, Medicaid will be both an option in the continuum of health insurance coverage and an essential partner in developing, governing, and operating each […]

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    April 4, 2011 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Medicaid, Publications

  • Webinars

    Medicaid’s Role in the Health Benefits Exchange: A Road Map for States

    This webinar outlines the multiple roles of the Medicaid program in the development and administration of state Health Benefit Exchanges being implemented under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With ACA’s enactment, Medicaid has completed its transition from a program linked to welfare to a major health insurer, becoming a lynchpin of the nation’s health insurance […]

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    April 2, 2011 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Webinars

  • Publications

    Paving an Enrollment Superhighway: Bridging State Gaps Between 2014 and Today

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides a transformative vision for eligibility and enrollment in public and publicly subsidized health coverage: an enrollment superhighway that is streamlined, modern, seamless, integrated, easy for consumers to use, and connects Medicaid, CHIP and Exchange coverage. This vision contrasts sharply with most states’ welfare-era, paper-based systems that rely on complex […]

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    March 10, 2011 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Publications

  • National Briefing: Paving a Health Coverage Enrollment Superhighway: Bridging State Gaps Between 2014 and Today

    Presented through support from the California HealthCare Foundation   9:00-11:00 am, February 3, 2011 Reserve Officers Association, Washington DC   The Affordable Care Act presents states with a transformative vision for eligibility and enrollment systems for public and publicly subsidized health coverage after 2014. New state systems will provide a consumer-centric, “best in class” service […]

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    February 7, 2011 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Videos

  • National Briefing: Eligibility and Enrollment System Redesign: Lessons Learned for Implementing the Affordable Care Act

    Maximizing Enrollment: Transforming State Health Coverage Event   8:30-11:00 am, December 10, 2010 Union Station, Columbus Room, Washington DC The Affordable Care Act presents dramatic opportunities and challenges for states in transforming eligibility and enrollment systems for existing public coverage as well as new subsidies that will be available through Exchanges. Over nearly two years eight […]

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    December 8, 2010 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment

  • Publications

    Service Delivery Policies: Findings from a Survey of Juvenile Justice and Medicaid Policies Affecting Children in the Juvenile Justice System

    NASHP, with the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, is working with Models for Change grantee organizations and state policymakers to address the health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system. This issue brief from NASHP is the final in a series that highlights findings from surveys of juvenile justice […]

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  • New CHIPRA Opportunity: Express Lane Eligibility

    The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) provides states with new tools to reach, enroll and retain eligible but unenrolled children in Medicaid and CHIP. One such tool is the option to develop and implement Express Lane Eligibility (ELE), which allows states to enroll and renew children in Medicaid and CHIP based […]

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    March 19, 2010 | Filed under: Children's Health, Eligibility and Enrollment

  • Publications

    Maximizing Enrollment for Kids: Results from a Diagnostic Assessment of Enrollment and Retention in Eight States

    Maximizing Enrollment for Kids, a $15 million initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) launched in June 2008 and directed by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), aims to increase enrollment and retention of eligible children into Medicaid and CHIP programs and to establish and promote best practices among states. In the […]

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    March 3, 2010 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Publications