CHC strategies that increased SCHIP enrollment included the involvement of all site staff, especially clinicians, in encouraging SCHIP enrollment; establishing a protocol for uninsured patients; cultivating a relationship with the local SCHIP administrative staff; and follow-up on submitted applications. The recommendations for CHCs included dedicating staff to outreach and enrollment activities, instituting formal processes for referring uninsured patients to outreach staff; and conducting follow-up on SCHIP/Medicaid applications. State-based recommendations included investment in CHC-based outreach and education activities; implementation of presumptive eligibility for enrollment into SCHIP; passive re- determination after 12 months in the SCHIP program; and requiring SCHIP health plans to contract with safety-net providers.
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PERFORMER: Center for Health Service Research and Policy, George Washington University