Child Health Plus State Plans

What is a Child Health Plus State Plan?

A Child Heath Plus State Plan is an official document that describes the nature and scope of a state´s Children´s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Each state develops its own Plan, as required under Title XX1, Section 2106 of the Social Security Act. Each State must submit a Title XXI plan for approval by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services that details how the State intends to use the funds and fulfill other requirements under the law and regulations at 42 CFR Part 457. These are then approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Any changes or amendments to the Plan are similarly developed by the state and approved by CMS.

The Plan dictates the policies and procedures that a state will follow in administering the CHIP, including those related to the methods of delivery, coverage coordination and requirements, eligibility standards and criteria as well as quality monitoring methods and overall plan administration.

This portion of the Department of Health´s website will provide New York´s CHIP State Plans as of January 1, 2011.