Express Lane Eligibility for Medicaid and CHIP Coverage

data.medicaid.gov | Last Updated 18 Jan 2019

States may rely on eligibility information from "Express Lane" agency programs to streamline and simplify enrollment and renewal in Medicaid and CHIP. Express Lane agencies may include Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), School Lunch programs, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Head Start, and the Women, infant, and children's program (WIC) , among others. States can also use state income tax data to determine Medicaid and CHIP eligibility for children.

Tags: enrollment strategies

This dataset has the following 10 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
StatestatetextFull state name. The term state includes the 50 states and the District of Columbia
CHIPchipcheckboxIndicates states that rely on express lane agency programs (such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) to facilitate Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollment and renewal
MedicaidmedicaidcheckboxIndicates states that rely on express lane agency programs (such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) to facilitate Medicaid enrollment and renewal
Approvedapprovedcalendar_dateDate of Express Lane approval
Effectiveeffectivecalendar_dateDate Express Lane is effective
AgencyagencytextThe express lane agency that the state relies on to facilitate enrollment in CHIP and Medicaid
Initial Determinationinitial_determinationcheckboxStatus of the initial determination
RedeterminationredeterminationcheckboxStatus of redeterminations/renewals
ELE Findingsele_findingstextThe express lane eligibility (ELE) option allows states to rely on findings from an express lane eligibility agency to facilitate enrollment and renewal in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid
Enrollment Processenrollment_processtextA description of the process that states use to enroll children in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid