June 2014 | Enroll America and Families USA
Fast-track enrollment strategies do more than help people sign up for Medicaid — they save states money. These strategies speed up the eligibility process by allowing states to use information they already have on file from other public benefit programs. By vastly reducing the time eligibility workers spend processing Medicaid applications, fast-track strategies can reduce administrative expenses. This brief examines the costs and savings of two states — West Virginia and Illinois — implementing fast-track enrollment in Medicaid.