Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) and the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) have teamed up to bring advocates for children and low-income families critical information about the recently finalized Medicaid and CHIP managed care regulations. This paper is the fourth in the series, and it describes how the new rules assure network […]
This paper examines one important reason why access to Medicaid for poor adults is crucial for children’s healthy development. Other research has documented the reasons why Medicaid coverage matters so much for uninsured adults, both parents and non-parents: It reduces the rate of uninsurance, allows them to get treatment for medical and mental health problems, and stabilizes family finances. […]
As managed care and particularly mandatory managed care programs have become the predominant model for delivering care in Medicaid, there has been a growing recognition of the need to provide potential enrollees with accurate and timely information about their managed care options, to enable and encourage an active choice of plans, and to ensure that […]
Over the past decade or so as managed care has become the predominant delivery system in Medicaid and CHIP, there has been a growing recognition of the need for current, accurate, and thorough consumer information to aid potential managed care enrollees in making an informed plan selection and in understanding how to maximize their benefits […]
In May 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized sweeping regulatory changes for managed care in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Almost nine of every 10 children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP receive health care through a managed care arrangement. This paper examines the impact of Medicaid/CHIP Managed Care […]
Medicaid is an essential source of health coverage for the nation’s children. The program provides health coverage to children and parents in low-income families who lack access to affordable private health insurance, as well as to children with special health care needs.