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Targeted Enrollment Strategies

In response to CMS guidance provided on May 17, 2013, (available at http://www.medicaid.gov/Federal-Policy-Guidance/downloads/SHO-13-003.pdf) many states have adopted one or more of the targeted enrollment strategies designed to facilitate enrollment of eligible individuals in Medicaid/CHIP. States can choose among 5 strategies identified: 1) implementing MAGI rules on October 1st; 2) extending the renewal period for certain individuals; 3) facilitating enrollment through administrative transfers of eligibility data from other programs; 4) enrolling parents based on children’s eligibility and 5) adopting 12 months of continuous eligibility (without regard to changes in circumstances) for parents and other adults through the Medicaid section 1115 waiver authority. (States already have this option for children without need for a waiver.) The following table outlines the new targeted enrollment strategies states have elected to adopt to date.   
New State Medicaid & CHIP Targeted Enrollment Strategies (As of August 1, 2014)
State Strategy 1:
Early MAGI (15)
Strategy 2:
Delayed Renewals & Date of Completion (36)
Strategy 3:
Facilitating Enrollment through  Administrative Data Transfer (7)
Strategy 4:
Enrolling Parents Based on Children’s  Eligibility (4)
Strategy 5:
Adopting 12-month Continuous Eligibility for Parents/Other Adults
Alabama   Approved - May 2014      
Alaska          
Arkansas   Approved - September 2014 Approved - SNAP to Medicaid transfer    
California   Approved - June 2014 Approved - SNAP to Medicaid transfer Approved  
Colorado Approved        
Connecticut   Approved - June 2015      
Delaware   Approved - September 2014      
District of Columbia Approved Approved - December 2014      
Florida   Approved - June 2014 (Medicaid);
Approved - October 2014 (CHIP)
     
Georgia   Approved - September 2014 (Medicaid); Approved - June 2014 (CHIP)      
Hawaii Approved Approved - June 2014 (MAGI pops)      
Idaho   Approved - April 2014      
Illinois Approved Approved - June 2014 Approved - SNAP to Medicaid transfer    
Kansas Approved Approved - November 2014      
Kentucky   Approved - June 2014      
Louisiana Approved Approved - December 2015      
Maryland   Approved - December 2014      
Massachusetts   Approved - September 2015      
Michigan   Approved - September 2014 Approved - SNAP to Medicaid transfer    
Minnesota   Approved - March 2015      
Mississippi   Approved - December 2015      
Missouri Approved Approved - September 2014      
Montana   Approved - September 2014      
Nevada Approved Approved – September 2015      
New Jersey Approved Approved - December 2015 Approved - SNAP to Medicaid transfer Approved  
North Carolina   Approved - June 2014      
North Dakota   Approved - June 2014      
Ohio   Approved - December 2015      
Oklahoma Approved Approved - April 2014      
Oregon Approved Approved - December 2014 Approved - SNAP to Medicaid transfer Approved  
Pennsylvania Approved Approved for CHIP - June 2014      
Rhode Island   Approved - December 2015      
South Carolina   Approved - January 2015      
Tennessee   Approved - July 2015      
Vermont   Approved - September 2014      
Virginia Approved        
Washington Approved Approved – April 2014      
West Virginia Approved Approved - March 2015 Approved - SNAP to Medicaid transfer Approved  
Wyoming   Approved - June 2014      
Totals 15 36 7 4