CHCS - Center for Health Care Strategies

Improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of publicly financed health care


ealth reform has made millions of low-income Americans, who previously had few options for coverage, newly eligible for Medicaid. In states that have implemented or are exploring future implementation of the expansion, it is critical that Medicaid stakeholders develop a better understanding of these individuals and their care needs. The newly eligible population includes a significant number of individuals with urgent and complex health care needs, who are likely to shift between subsidy programs over time, including health plans in newly created Health Insurance Marketplaces. Coordination of benefits, eligibility and enrollment, and contracting and oversight among Medicaid and commercial payers are essential to ensuring continuity of high-quality care for these individuals.

The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), through support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's State Health Reform Assistance Network and additional funders, has collected and created a number of tools and resources to help states design programs to address the needs of the Medicaid expansion population. This online toolkit shares these resources, including reports, briefs, case studies, and presentations, as well as links to a variety of state and plan materials. Content will be updated regularly.

    Click on the "Table of Contents" for a drop-down menu of toolkit sections.




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