Building Capacity to Administer Medicaid and CHIP

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June 2014 | Program Administration

In Chapter 4 of the June 2014 report, the Commission looks at the role of state and federal administrative capacity–people, systems, and data–in managing Medicaid and CHIP most efficiently and effectively. This chapter describes the administrative requirements for state Medicaid programs, obstacles states and the federal government face in administering Medicaid, and models and strategies currently being used to strengthen administrative capacity. The need for effective program administration is essential as programs work to meet program requirements, promote value, and integrate Medicaid and CHIP into broader delivery system and financing reforms. Read more about efforts to strengthen administrative capacity in Medicaid.

Publication Type: Reports to Congress

From: June 2014 Report to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP

Tags: administrative capacity, Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP), federal/state partnership, state budgets