Maximizing Enrollment: Transforming State Health Coverage

The Foundation's initiative, Maximizing Enrollment for Kids: Making Medicaid and SCHIP Work, was designed to increase health insurance coverage of eligible but uninsured children in Medicaid and SCHIP by helping states improve their policies and procedures and to measure the impact of these changes.The purpose of this project is to enroll and retain more eligible but uninsured kids in Medicaid and SCHIP by improving and streamlining policies, procedures, and systems. Massachusetts plans to use this grant to develop and implement presumptive eligibility for both Medicaid and LaChip, re-design and simplify forms, use electronic data from other state sources to facilitate enrollment, and reduce rejections of new applications for procedural reasons to less than 1 percent. Louisiana has a proven track record on retention, but they do not know how to identify and enroll some remaining isolated populations of children. The state will still benefit from assistance to determine where their greatest challenges lie and to identify strategies to address those challenges.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $1,000,000.00

Awarded on: 2/11/2009

Time frame: 2/15/2009 - 8/14/2013

Grant Number: 65746


University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester

55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, 01655-0002


Philip A. Poley
Project Director