An Introduction to Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility and Enrollment Performance Measures

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently established twelve new Medicaid and CHIP eligibility and enrollment performance indicators for states to report beginning in October 2013. These indicators provide insight into the performance of new eligibility and enrollment policies established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In December 2013, CMS released initial reports for a subset of the indicators. This brief provides an overview of the new performance indicators; the initial data; and the opportunities and challenges associated with reporting, analyzing, and interpreting the data.

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Date: Jan 2014
Author: Kaiser Family Foundation