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CHIP Health Services Initiatives: What They Are and How States Use Them

The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) allows states to use a limited amount of CHIP funding to implement health services initiatives (HSIs) focused on improving the health of eligible children. As of February 2019, 24 states had 71 HSIs approved in their CHIP state plans. This fact sheet describes the general requirements associated with HSIs and summarizes how each state currently uses this state plan option.