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Survey: States improving Medicaid enrollment systems

January 25, 2013
 Nearly all states are pressing forward with information technology and process improvements to develop faster, streamlined Medicaid enrollment systems as required under the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” according to a survey released Wednesday by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.

Forty-seven states have applied for or received increased federal funds to upgrade their Medicaid enrollment systems, and 42 states have begun their system development work, the survey found.

Federal regulations released last year outlined the requirements for all Medicaid programs to have web-based, paperless, real-time enrollment processes. The annual survey provides a snapshot of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollment and eligibility policies. For more on the survey, click on: http://tinyurl.com/asd3ug7.