The health reform debate is rounding the corner and barreling towards the finish line-signing the bill into law. However, before we reach this momentous end, there are a few more procedural hurdles to overcome. The most daunting of them will be merging the House and Senate bills into a single piece of legislation that will be able to receive a majority vote in both chambers and to be signed into law by President Obama.
Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Soften the Blow during Tough Economic Times
Explains how Medicaid and CHIP function as a health care safety net; argues that Medicaid expansion must be part of national health reform so more low-income people have access to health care.
Explores why states have used CHIP funds to cover adults, how CHIPRA allows states to cover parents or other adults through CHIP, and why states can and should continue to cover adults.
Explains the new federal financing rules under the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA), including how funding will be distributed among the states.
Examines the new system of performance bonuses created by the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) that rewards states for enrolling uninsured children in Medicaid.
Discusses CHIPRA’s new funding, changes in who is eligible, tools to help enroll more children, and provisions designed to improve children’s health.
Examines interstate billing problems, presents the results of a survey of state approaches to out-of-state billing, lists some promising practices for processing out-of-state Medicaid claims.