CMS Releases Postpartum Care Toolkit to Help States Address Access, Quality, and Equity of Care in Medicaid and CHIP

The rapid state adoption of extended postpartum Medicaid coverage from 60 days to 12 months offers an important opportunity to help ensure new parents and their infants get the health care they need during a critical period of family change following a birth. Last month, CMS released a timely resource for states seeking to help […]

CMS Posts May 2023 Unwinding Data

In this snapshot dated August 2023, CMS reports on certain unwinding metrics based on May 2023 data. Those metrics include: Percent and number monthly change in total Medicaid enrollment; Current month and monthly change in applications processed over 45 days;  Current month and monthly change in average call time; and Current month and monthly change […]

Why Are So Many Kids Losing Medicaid Coverage?

At the end of the COVID pandemic, more than half (54%) of the nation’s children were covered by Medicaid or CHIP; the vast majority by Medicaid. So, the lifting of the pandemic-related Medicaid continuous enrollment protection this spring is a really big deal, putting low-income children at risk of losing access to health care and/or […]

New Inspector General Report Finds Manufacturers Would Have to Pay Substantial Rebates if the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program Applied to Separate State CHIP Programs

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health and Human Services issued a new report estimating that applying the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program (MDRP) to separate state CHIP programs would have resulted in drug manufacturers paying $641.2 million in rebates in calendar year 2020 alone, with the federal government receiving $515.7 million […]

2023 Medicaid and CHIP Snapshot Data Sources

Names of Medicaid and CHIP Programs State-specific names for Medicaid and CHIP programs (as of September 2023) can be found at –  Medicaid and CHIP program names in your state. Medicaid/CHIP Enrollees The share of Medicaid/CHIP enrollees in the child, adult, disability, and senior eligibility groups calculated from MACStats: Medicaid and CHIP Data Book, […]