At the core of any Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is sound program financing, which is essential for ensuring long-term stability of the programs and continued community and political support. The Center for Health Law and Economics at UMass Medical School works with clients to develop creative, fiscally-sound health care financing structures for their public health insurance programs.

The staff at the Center for Health Law and Economics offers expertise in all aspects of Medicaid and CHIP program financing, including federal participation rules and policies and state financing options. We have an in-depth understanding of complex financing mechanisms, such as Intergovernmental Transfers (IGTs), Certified Public Expenditures (CPEs), and permissible health care-related taxes, as well as Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payment policies that help support a state’s safety net providers.