CHIP Tips: Medicaid Performance Bonus

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 Medicaid Performance Bonus, which provides extra financial support to states that succeed in enrolling Medicaid-eligible children above target levels. This brief describes how the Medicaid Performance Bonus works, key dates, and choices for states in implementing the measure.