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Accession Number PB2014-100414
Title Practices for Linking Medicaid and Separate CHIP Eligibility Records. Medicaid Policy Brief 13.
Publication Date Nov 2012
Media Count 4p
Personal Author M. Hodges P. M. Montebello S. Kuncaitis
Abstract CMS currently encourages states to report separate Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) data to the Medicaid and CHIP Statistical Information System (MSIS). Doing so requires states to link and merge records for individuals present in both Medicaid and separate CHIP eligibility and claims systems. In this issue brief, we describe best practices utilized by states that have successfully integrated Medicaid and separate CHIP data into MSIS. These practices are widely applicable to other states with different eligibility and claims systems and with varying degrees of program connectivity. There are two major benefits to having separate CHIP data included in MSIS. First, CHIP is a major coverage program for children; having separate CHIP data in MSIS makes it possible to tell a more complete story about public coverage for lowincome children. Second, the inclusion of CHIP eligibility and claims data offers researchers a greater understanding of how CHIP enrollment and utilization compare to those of Medicaid.
Keywords Children
Federal assistance programs
Health insurance
Health services
Low income groups
Social services
State programs

Source Agency Health Care Financing Administration Policy Planning Researc
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
44K - Health Services
44B - Agency Administrative & Financial Management
43C - Human Resources
70F - Public Administration & Government
Corporate Author Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1401
Contract Number HHSM-500-2005-00025I

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