SHADAC released two new briefs related to Medicaid/CHIP eligibility, enrollment and outreach for the State Health Access Program (SHAP), funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration. These briefs draw on the experiences of five states (Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, New York and Oregon) that received federal grant funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through the State Health Access Program (SHAP).
Launched in 2009, before enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), SHAP grants were designed to help states expand health coverage to uninsured individuals using approaches that included community-based outreach and improvements to Medicaid/CHIP eligibility and enrollment processes.
- "SHAP Enrollment and Eligibility Activities: Implications for Process and System Modernization under National Health Reform" describes the best practices related system design and business requirements of streamlining application and enrollment processes, and modernizing eligibility determination systems for ACA implementation.
- "Best Practices in SHAP Outreach, Eligibility, and Enrollment Activities" describes the promising approaches that these states shared with regards to activities related to outreach and streamlining application and enrollment processes, and consider the implications of these practices for implementing the ACA.