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Massachusetts Children's Coverage Data

Medicaid/CHIP Streamlining
Enrollment Simplification
Joint Medicaid/CHIP Application: Yes
Medicaid CHIP
Face-to-Face Interview Not Required Yes Yes
Asset Test Not Required Yes Yes
State Data Hub (Allows State To Electronically Confirm Eligibility) Yes Yes
Presumptive Eligibility Yes Yes
Express Lane Eligibility No No
Social Security Administration Data Match to Verify Citizenship Yes Yes
Application Form Can Be Submitted Electronically No No
12 Months Continuous Coverage for Children No No
Administrative Renewal for Children No No

The Kaiser Family Foundation, statehealthfacts.org. Data Source: Heberlein, Martha et al. "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". Based on a national survey conducted by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured with the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, 2013. Available at: http://www.kff.org/medicaid/upload/8401.pdf

CHIP Waiting Periods
CHIP Waiting Period in Months: 6
Income-Related groups exempt from CHIP waiting period: Below 200%

SOURCES:
The Kaiser Family Foundation, statehealthfacts.org. Data Source: Heberlein, Martha et al. "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". Based on a national survey conducted by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured with the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, 2013. Available at: http://www.kff.org/medicaid/upload/8401.pdf

CHIPRA Bonus Payments
2013
CHIPRA Bonus Payments: No
2012
CHIPRA Bonus Payments: No

SOURCES:
US Department of Health and Human Services, "CHIPRA Performance Bonuses." Available at: http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/professionals/eligibility/pb-2013-chart.pdf. Retrieved January 27, 2014.