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How Quickly are States Connecting Applicants to Medicaid and CHIP Coverage?

Summary
  1. “Medicaid MAGI and CHIP Application Processing Time Report,” Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/magi-and-chip-application-processing-time/index.html, accessed November 2018.

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  2. Tricia Brooks, Karina Wagnerman, Samantha Artiga, and Elizabeth Cornachione, Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility, Enrollment, Renewal, and Cost Sharing Policies as of January 2018: Findings from a 50-State Survey, (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation, March 2018), https://www.kff.org/medicaid/report/medicaid-and-chip-eligibility-enrollment-renewal-and-cost-sharing-policies-as-of-january-2018-findings-from-a-50-state-survey/.

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  3. Samantha Artiga, MaryBeth Musumeci and Robin Rudowitz, Medicaid Eligibility, Enrollment Simplification, and Coordination under the Affordable Care Act: A Summary of CMS’s March 23, 2012 Final Rule, (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation, December 2012), https://www.kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/medicaid-eligibility-enrollment-simplification-and-coordination-under-the-affordable-care-act-a-summary-of-cmss-march-23-2012-final-rule/

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  4. Vikki Wachino, Cheryl Camillo, Samuel Stromberg, Samantha Artiga and Robin Rudowitz, An Introduction to Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility and Enrollment Performance Measures, (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation, January 2014), https://www.kff.org/report-section/an-introduction-to-medicaid-and-chip-eligibility-and-enrollment-performance-measures-issue-brief/

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  5. Ibid.

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  6. Medicaid & CHIP Monthly Applications, Eligibility Determinations, and Enrollment Reports: January 2014 - September 2018 (preliminary), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as of November 30, 2018.

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  7. “Medicaid MAGI and CHIP Application Processing Time Report,” Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/magi-and-chip-application-processing-time/index.html, accessed November 2018.

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  8. The data exclude redeterminations, determinations based on changes in circumstances, presumptive eligibility determinations, and final determinations made by the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace (FFM); however, they include states’ final determinations for applications received as an assessment from the FFM.

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Findings
  1. These data represent the averages of the reported share of applications processed within the specified timeframes across states. In its report, CMS reports national totals, which represent the total share of applications processed within the specified timeframes across all reporting states.

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  2. Martha Heberlein, Tricia Brooks, Joan Alker, Samantha Artiga and Jessica Stephens, Getting into Gear for 2014: Findings from a 50-State Survey of Eligibility, Enrollment, Renewal, and Cost-Sharing Policies in Medicaid and CHIP, 2012-2013, (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation, January 2013), https://www.kff.org/medicaid/report/getting-into-gear-for-2014-findings-from-a-50-state-survey-of-eligibility-enrollment-renewal-and-cost-sharing-policies-in-medicaid-and-chip-2012-2013/.

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  3. Tricia Brooks, Karina Wagnerman, Samantha Artiga, and Elizabeth Cornachione, Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility, Enrollment, Renewal, and Cost Sharing Policies as of January 2018: Findings from a 50-State Survey, (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation, March 2018), https://www.kff.org/medicaid/report/medicaid-and-chip-eligibility-enrollment-renewal-and-cost-sharing-policies-as-of-january-2018-findings-from-a-50-state-survey/.

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  4. Ibid.

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  5. Ibid.

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