CMS Supports “Most Vulnerable Children” with $32 Million

CMS Supports “Most Vulnerable Children” with $32 Million

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it has $32 million in available funds to support families with children eligible for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). According to a November 16 press release, CMS says, “Medicaid and CHIP provide comprehensive coverage to the nation’s most vulnerable children,” and the funds will be used to:

  • Alert families about the free or low-cost health coverage under Medicaid and CHIP;
  • Identify eligible children; and
  • Assist families with the application and renewal process.

The $32 million will be funded over two years. The funds are provided under Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, and “will be awarded as cooperative agreements to allow close collaboration between CMS and awardees.”

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To read the “CMS Announces $32 Million to Help Get Eligible Children Enrolled in Health Coverage” press release, go to the CMS Newsroom. To see the “History of Connecting Kids to Coverage Funding” grant awards, go to www.InsureKidsNow.gov website.

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Executive Editor at AAPC
Michelle A. Dick has been executive editor for AAPC for over seven years. Prior to her work at AAPC, she was editor-in-chief at Eli Research and Element K Journals, and disk ad coordinator, web designer/developer, and graphic artist at White Directory Publishers, Inc. Dick has a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from the State University of New York - Buffalo State and is a member of the Flower City Professional Coders in Rochester, N.Y.
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Michelle A. Dick has been executive editor for AAPC for over seven years. Prior to her work at AAPC, she was editor-in-chief at Eli Research and Element K Journals, and disk ad coordinator, web designer/developer, and graphic artist at White Directory Publishers, Inc. Dick has a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from the State University of New York - Buffalo State and is a member of the Flower City Professional Coders in Rochester, N.Y.

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