Issues in Developing Programs for Uninsured Children: A Resource Book for States. F. Coordination of Provider Network With Other Children's Programs


In order to maintain and increase the continuity of care, state children's health insurance programs may coordinate with other state programs to develop a common provider network.

  • CaliforniaKids contracts with the same providers as several other state programs: Assistance for Infants and Mothers (AIM), MediCal, and the Child Health, Disability and Prevention Program (CHDP).
  • In Florida, the Healthy Kids program has included county public health clinics as providers in an effort to allow children to continue to obtain care from their historical providers.
  • MinnesotaCare originally used the same providers as the FFS Medicaid program. In 1996, all MinnesotaCare recipients were enrolled in health plans and health plan providers that participate with a Medicaid program, as also required, participate in MinnesotaCare.