Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIPRA) Performance Bonuses for FY 2011

December 28, 2011


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The Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) established "Performance Bonuses" for States to support the enrollment and retention of eligible children in Medicaid and CHIP.  Performance Bonuses provide additional federal funding for qualifying States that have taken specific steps to simplify Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollment and renewal procedures and have also increased enrollment of children above a baseline level. 

The amount of the award correlates with the percentage increase in Medicaid enrollment above the baseline-the more children States enroll, the higher the bonus, and States that increase enrollment more than 10 percent above the baseline receive an even larger ("Tier 2") bonus. The bonuses are awarded to qualifying States annually from FY 2009 - 2013.