CHIP Tips: Medicaid Performance Bonus “5 of 8” Requirements

The CHIP law enacted in 2009 includes a number of important program and financing changes that affect both Medicaid and CHIP. One of these is the Performance Bonus, which provides extra financial support to states that succeed in enrolling Medicaid-eligible children above target levels. To qualify for the Performance Bonus, states much have implemented at least five of eight policies in Medicaid and CHIP. This brief describes the “5 of 8” requirement, key dates, and choices for states in implementing the measure.

This brief is part of a series that puts a spotlight on specific provisions of the CHIP law. Visit Putting the CHIP Law to Work for additional resources.