Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024: Medicaid and CHIP Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Provisions Explained

Download the Full Report Here On March 9, 2024, President Biden signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024 (P.L. 118-42). The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024 (CAA 2024) includes a number of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provisions related to mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) care and coverage including provisions extending […]

Series: Improving Access in Medicaid and CHIP

Earlier this year, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized two new regulations aimed at improving access to care for those enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) across delivery systems. Below is a compilation of all the resources we have published on these new rules. This list was last […]

New Report Focuses on Child Health Coverage Declines and What States Can do to Help Reconnect Kids with Medicaid/CHIP

As our nation approaches another sad milestone with nearly 5 million fewer children enrolled in Medicaid, we released a report looking at how states have responded to the challenge of the Medicaid “unwinding” process. With approximately half of the nation’s children enrolled in Medicaid, the stakes are very high for children and the providers who […]

Child Medicaid Disenrollment Data Shows Wide Variation in State Performance as Continuous Coverage Pandemic Protections Lifted

Download the Full Report (PDF) Background During the COVID-19 public health emergency, states received increased federal Medicaid matching rates in exchange for a commitment to maintain continuous coverage for those enrolled in Medicaid. With the public health emergency winding down, as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), 2023, Congress ended the continuous coverage requirement […]

Wondering what’s in the recent Medicaid and CHIP eligibility and enrollment rule?

On April 2, 2024, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the second part of a two-part final rule that simplifies the eligibility and enrollment processes for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Basic Health Program (BHP). The rule eliminates certain access barriers for children enrolled in CHIP; makes transitions […]