Connecting Kids to Coverage: Using Technology to Step Up  to the Challenge Donna Cohen Ross Senior Policy Advisor Center f...
<ul><li>Uninsurance rates for  children   have steadily  dropped due to  Medicaid/CHIP </li></ul>Children’s Health Coverag...
 
<ul><li>Urban Institute study (released 8/18/11) </li></ul><ul><li>Between 2008 and 2009: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The number...
<ul><li>Cut Red Tape </li></ul><ul><li>Capitalize on Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Create Opportunities to Enroll </li></ul...
<ul><li>$40 million in Cycle II CHIPRA outreach grants; 39 grants awarded in 23 states on 8/18/2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Michigan :  Michigan Primary Care Association uses technology to map resources and connect the community. </li></u...
 
<ul><ul><li>Donna Cohen Ross </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senior Policy Advisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office of the Cen...
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"How CMS is Supporting the Use of Technology to Jump-Start Outreach and Enrollment in Health Coverage Programs" was presented at the Center for Health Literacy Conference 2011: Plain Talk in Complex Times by Donna Cohen Ross, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Center Director, Center for Medicaid, CHIP and Survey & Certification.

Description: The presenter will share how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its CHIPRA Outreach grantees are using technology to advance innovative approaches for identifying and enrolling people eligible for Medicaid and CHIP. How are new tools helping now and what will they mean for the future?

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Donna Cohen Ross - How CMS is Supporting the Use of Technology to Jump-Start Outreach and Enrollment

  1. 1. Connecting Kids to Coverage: Using Technology to Step Up to the Challenge Donna Cohen Ross Senior Policy Advisor Center for Medicaid, CHIP and Survey & Certification Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Plain Talk in Complex Times September 22, 2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>Uninsurance rates for children have steadily dropped due to Medicaid/CHIP </li></ul>Children’s Health Coverage : Success is Possible Percentage of Children Without Health Insurance, By Poverty Level, 1998-2009 Children below 200% of poverty Children above 200% of poverty 23% 16% 12% 6% 5% 5%
  3. 4. <ul><li>Urban Institute study (released 8/18/11) </li></ul><ul><li>Between 2008 and 2009: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The number of eligible children increased by about 3 million (economic downturn, eligibility expansions) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Yet: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The number of children eligible but not enrolled dropped from 4.7 million to 4.3 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation increased from 82% to 84% </li></ul></ul>We Continue to Make Progress!
  4. 5. <ul><li>Cut Red Tape </li></ul><ul><li>Capitalize on Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Create Opportunities to Enroll </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Renewal </li></ul><ul><li>Forge Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Learn more at http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/professionals/outreach/connecting_kids_challenge/index.html </li></ul>Five Ways to Step Up to the Challenge
  5. 6. <ul><li>$40 million in Cycle II CHIPRA outreach grants; 39 grants awarded in 23 states on 8/18/2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$20 million for 10 grants in the Technology Focus Area </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Funded activities include efforts to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create and enhance web-based application and renewal procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance data matching to reduce reliance on paper verification and increase efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore new ways to communicate electronically with beneficiaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide laptops, portable scanners for community application assistors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up application kiosks at public sites </li></ul></ul>CHIPRA Grants Promote Use of Technology to Facilitate Outreach and Enrollment
  6. 7. <ul><li>Michigan : Michigan Primary Care Association uses technology to map resources and connect the community. </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia: Medicaid agency links Medicaid enrollment and public health messages to help pregnant women and new moms. </li></ul><ul><li>Utah: State uses text-messaging and email to alert beneficiaries to web-based notices </li></ul><ul><li>Oklahoma : Electronic process helps enroll newborns before they leave the hospital </li></ul>States and Community Organizations Are Using Technology in their Outreach and Enrollment Efforts
  7. 9. <ul><ul><li>Donna Cohen Ross </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senior Policy Advisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office of the Center director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Center on Medicaid, CHIP and Survey & Certification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>202-260-0509 </li></ul></ul>For More Information

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