CHIPRA Mandated Evaluation of Express Lane Eligibility: First Year Findings. 2. Findings: Implementation Costs of ELE


The costs of implementing ELE varied widely among states across all three main categories: (1) staff time spent programming information technology (IT) systems; (2) staff time spent in training; and (3) staff time spent on other activities, such as designing policies and procedures, designing ELE application forms, or changing Express Lane partner agency forms to allow information sharing with Medicaid and CHIP agencies. No state reported that ELE required new IT hardware or new staff.22

22 Implementation costs are summarized in this section. Detailed data on implementation costs are available in Appendix Table A.1.

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