April 14, 2011

Medicaid and CHIP

US Government Accounting Office (GAO)   ·  Link to Article

From the Catalyst Center:

Medicaid and CHIP: Reports for monitoring children's health care services needs improvement

United States Government Accountability Office (GAO)

April 5, 2011

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report titled Medicaid and CHIP:  Information on Children's Access to Care Coordination and Networks of Care, and on States' Reports to CMS on the Provision of Services that looks at the following: 


  • The extent to which children in Medicaid and CHIP receive care coordination

  • How selected states are coordinating care for children in Medicaid and CHIP

  • The extent to which required state reports collected by CMS provide information on the provision of services to children in Medicaid and CHIP

The report also includes recommendations for improving the accuracy and completeness of information reported on children's access to health services under Medicaid and CHIP. To view the full report visit the GAO website