Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) cover essential mental and behavioral health services for kids and teens up to age 19. In this webinar, Melinda Baldwin, Chief of the Center for Mental Health Services at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and Kim Proctor, Technical Director, Data and Systems Group within the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, discussed the current landscape of mental health service usage among children and teens. Organizations presented strategies and tips to promote mental and behavioral health to improve outcomes among children. Campaign resources organizations can use in outreach and enrollment efforts to promote mental health year-round, including social media posts and graphics, newsletter articles and text messages, were featured. All resources discussed in this webinar can be found on InsureKidsNow.gov.
Renew your Medicaid or CHIP coverage
As COVID-19 becomes less of a threat, states will restart yearly Medicaid and CHIP eligibility reviews. This means your state will use the information they have to decide if you or your family member(s) still qualify for Medicaid or CHIP coverage. If your state needs more information from you to make a coverage decision, they’ll send you a renewal letter in the mail. Go to Medicaid.gov/renewals, find a link to your state Medicaid office and confirm your contact information is up-to-date.