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State Medicaid officials can up CHIP ‘premiums’
Modern Healthcare

State Medicaid directors can now increase “premiums” charged to the parents of children enrolled in their Children’s Health Insurance Programs, according to a letter sent to states by Cindy Mann, director of CMS‘ Center for Medicaid, CHIP, and Survey & Certification. That “clarification” changes previous guidance issued by federal healthcare officials related to changes states could enact to their Medicaid programs without endangering future federal Medicaid funding.