COVID-19: Flexibility for States: Medicaid and CHIP Programs

Date 2020

Keywords Covid-19, CYSHCN

Part of the Catalyst Center COVID-19 Resource Series. 

The public health emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has real implications for state Title V programs as well as families raising children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).

State programs like Medicaid/CHIP and Title V, which are integral to the system of services and supports for children and youth with special health care needs, must be ready to adapt and respond to the current challenges faced by children, families, providers, and other stakeholders.

These fact sheets help explain Medicaid and CHIP program flexibilities to Title V program staff and allies. Understanding these policy changes can support activities related to care coordination, benefits and coverage counseling, and aid in reducing the risk of family financial hardship.

Download the full series, or individual fact sheets below.