CHIPRA


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CHIPRA

(Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009) See healthcare IT.
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CHIPRA set two types of performance goals that states must meet to qualify for a bonus.
Duncan says the major difference between the task force's recommendations and the CHIPRA plan involves tort reform.
Under CHIPRA, CMS has awarded a total of $90 million in grants to states, Tribes, nonprofit groups, schools, health care providers and others to conduct activities to ensure that eligible children are enrolled in health coverage and remain enrolled for as long as they qualify.
Addressing this enrollment disparity could earn CHIPRA bonus payments for many states.
The CHIPRA grants are designed to support these efforts that will have lasting effects.
CHIPRA Performance Bonuses have encouraged states to adopt and augment simplification measures in Medicaid and CHIP.
The CHIPRA established two sets of performance goals that states must meet to qualify for a bonus - taking specific steps to streamline their enrollment and renewal processes to make it easier for families with eligible children to gain coverage and documenting a significant increase in the number of children enrolled in Medicaid.
One of this Administration's key goals is to fulfill the CHIPRA legislation - which the President signed as one of his first acts in office - to ensure that all children who are eligible for Medicaid and CHIP are enrolled in coverage and stay enrolled for as long as they are eligible.
Questions about the grants may be directed to the CHIPRA grants mailbox AIANCHIPRAOUTREACHGRANTS@cms.
In addition to providing new funds for covering children, and offering states new options to improve children's coverage, CHIPRA included $100 million in federal funds dedicated to outreach and enrollment efforts.
CHIPRA also set performance goals that states must meet to qualify for a bonus.
As called for in CHIPRA, grants will be awarded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to applicants whose outreach, enrollment and retention efforts will target geographic areas with high rates of eligible but uninsured American Indian and Alaska Native children, who often live in isolated areas and are uninsured at higher-than-average rates.