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

03/02/1998

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.