Site Visit

Reinventing Medicaid: Hoosier Healthwise and Children's Health Insurance in Indiana
April 17–19, 2000


Judith D. Moore & Lisa Sprague, MBA


This site visit explored the factors that have made Indiana so successful in enrolling children in its Medicaid and SCHIP plans under the brand name Hoosier Healthwise. Site visitors met with legislators and state officials to gain understanding of the genesis and development of Hoosier Healthwise and its aggressive outreach component. A panel of representatives from partner organizations engaged in enrolling children provided further insight into this process. The site visit participants traveled to observe enrollment and operations in both urban (Marion) and rural (Clay) county offices. They also met with health care executives at hospitals, clinics, and neighborhood health centers delivering care to Hoosier Healthwise beneficiaries.

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For details on participants' impressions, see the Site Visit Report.

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