Both Medicaid and Health Centers improve access to care for the nation’s most medically underserved. Medicaid is the largest source of health insurance for low-income and disabled people, while Community, Migrant, Homeless, and Public Housing Health Centers ensure that over 20 million underserved patients have a place for primary and preventive care. Health centers care for 1 out of every 7 Medicaid beneficiaries nationally and Medicaid represents 38% of total revenue – health centers’ largest source of financing and directly proportional to the percent of patients with Medicaid.
For those reasons, health centers depend on adequate Medicaid reimbursement to sustain the care of existing patient populations, and to expand services to meet growing demand. Read more about Health Centers and Medicaid.
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
NACHC Issue Paper - an brief summary of the core CHIPRA provisions and what health centers need to do to prepare for implementation.
CMS State Health Official Letter 4.17.2009 - On Friday April 17, 2009, CMS issued a State Health Official letter further outlining the provisions of CHIPRA.
Families USA CHIPRA Implementation Series - A series of Issue Briefs examining CHIPRA provisions and how they will effect implementation.
Express Lane Eligibility and Beyond: How Automoated Enrollment Can Help Elgible Children Receive Medicaid and CHIP - A report from the National Academy for State Health Policy, The Urban Institute and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, April 2009.
CHIP Tips Series - a series issue briefs from the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.
Impact of Primary Care Case Management (PCCM) Implementation on Medicaid and SCHIP - a report from the Children's Health Research Initiative. Issue Brief No. 8, March 2009.
The Commonwealth Fund: Implementation Choices for the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 September 2009.
NACHC Comments on DRA Benchmark Plans Proposed Rule
Comments submitted to CMS on the Deficit Reduction Act Proposed rule outlining Medicaid Benchmark plan options.
NACHC Comments on DRA Medicaid Cost-Sharing and Premium Changes
Comments submitted by NACHC to CMS in response to proposed rules on DRA-related Medicaid cost-sharing and premium alternatives for states.
MEDICAID AND FQHCS
NACHC comments on CMS proposed rule re: Intergovernmental Transfers
Provider Reimbursement Reductions & FQHC/PPS Legislation
ENROLLMENT, ELIGIBILITY, BENEFITS, COST-SHARING
Amount, Duration and Scope
Families USA guide to presumptive eligibility
Presumptive Eligibility: Regulations
SCHIP Priorities Letter
Summary of Compliance
"State Medicaid Actions 2005" Health Policy Tracking Service Report
Unkindest Cuts: The Impact of State Medicaid Reductions on Health Centers and Their Patients