Issues in Developing Programs for Uninsured Children: A Resource Book for States. B. Electronic/Administrative Coordination of Enrollees' Eligibility With Medicaid


Two of the states have integrated the administrative procedures and computer systems between their separate children's health insurance and Medicaid programs.

  • The Florida Healthy Kids Corporation interfaces electronically with Medicaid's third party administrator to verify that enrollees are not currently enrolled in Medicaid. However, the Healthy Kids program does not check a child's eligibility for Medicaid, but only their enrollment status.
  • In Minnesota, the same employees will process the applications for both Medicaid and future MinnesotaCare, beginning June 1, 2000. If a family mistakenly applies to either MinnesotaCare or the Medicaid program, they are referred to the correct program.