CHIPRA Performance Bonuses
The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) established performance bonuses, giving states an incentive to support enrollment and retention of eligible children in Medicaid and CHIP and helping to defray the costs associated with increasing enrollment of the lowest income children. Federal funding for qualifying states is awarded annually in fiscal years 2009 through 2013. To qualify for a performance bonus, states must implement at least five out of eight specific program features aimed at streamlining their enrollment procedures to improve children’s health coverage programs and must increase children’s enrollment in Medicaid above a baseline level for the fiscal year. On December 19, 2012, CMS awarded nearly $306 million in FY 2012 CHIPRA Performance Bonuses to 23 states. See the resources, below, for more information on the bonuses and the program features states put in place in their Medicaid and CHIP programs to improve access to coverage for eligible children.
FY 2012 Performance Bonus Fact Sheet
FY 2012 CHIPRA Performance Bonus Awards Chart
CHIPRA Performance Bonus Letter to State Health Officials (PDF 210.90 KB)