CHIPRA Performance Bonuses
Over $206 million in CHIPRA Performance Bonuses have been awarded to 15 states for simplifying their enrollment and renewal processes and for increasing enrollment of uninsured children in the Medicaid program.
|CHIPRA State Performance Bonuses|
View the 2010 State Bonus Payment Awards chart for more detail on what each of these state programs feature.
To receive CHIPRA Performance Bonuses, states must meet two goals set forth in the CHIPRA statute:
- Adopt at least 5 of the 8 listed program features
- Document significant increases in Medicaid enrollment among children over the course of the year
CMS released a letter to state health officials that provides more detailed guidance on the criteria for qualifying for a bonus payment for 2009 and in future years.
The Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission Report on Medicaid and the Uninsured credited the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and CHIPRA with enabling states to expand access to care for low-income, uninsured children. In a 50-state survey, the commission concluded that 26 states expanded and/ or simplified their Medicaid and CHIP programs in 2009. For the full report, please visit http://www.kff.org.