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Publication Year: 2012

This presentation of SHARE-funded research was given by Urban Institute Senior Fellow, Ian Hill, M.P.A., M.S.W.,  at the 2012 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Orlando, FL, on June 23, 2012. The analysis looks at the Federal policy that facilitated Louisiana's use of Express-Lane Eligibility (ELE) and at Louisiana's approach to, and success with, the strategy.  Based on their findings, the authors provide a number of lessons for other states considering an ELE approach.

Publication Year: 2012

This report, from SHARE grantee Stan Dorn of the Urban Institute, details findings from an analysis of Louisiana's landmark used of automated Medicaid enrollment via Express Lane Eligibility (ELE), a strategy authorized by the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA).  Under this initiative Louisiana automatically enrolled children into Medicaid based on data matches indicating eligibility for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  Dorn and his co-authors analyze the impact of ELE on several outcomes including enrollment, coverage, administrative costs, and administrative efficiency, offering a number of lessons for other states considering the use of ELE for public program eligiblity determination.

Publication Year: 2011

Presentation by Ian Hill (Urban Institute) at the 2011 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Seattle, WA.  Mr. Hill provides an overview of Louisiana's experience using express lane eligibility (ELE) for its Medicaid/CHIP programs.  The presentation concludes with an analysis of lessons learned from Louisiana's efforts.  These lessons pertain to ELE as a general strategy for expediting enrollment and retention and to the implications of Louisiana's experience for state implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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