WVHKFC Steering Committee
March 3, 2020
meeting was called to order. Those present included:
Renate Pore, Julie Greathouse, Sharon Carte, Pam Gunter,
Marla Short, Anne Durham, and Shelley Baston. The
minutes were read and approved.
the Uninsured Week-
There will be an advisory committee meeting on March 9 to
develop a strategy for Cover the Uninsured Week 2004,which
will be May 10-16.
Simplification and Coordination report-
The publication is finished and copies are available for
distribution. There was a discussion on the
distribution of this report. The following
organizations were suggested: school nurses, CWVC,
Full Coalition, funders (Bendum-Renate, RWJF-Julie, Kellogg-
Nancy, SSJCF- Renate), Legislators, DHHR (Fred, Paul,
Margaret, Nancy Atkins), HMO’s, and Primary Care
The coalition is participating with the CKF Process
Improvement Collaborative. The committee is looking at
small scale improvements in the enrollment/re-enrollment
process to be implemented statewide. There is a strong
focus on renewals. Some administrative gliches have
been identified that hinder the process. Marla and
Patty conducted a phone survey with families that were due
for re-enrollment. 68% of those called returned their
a discussion on the placement of an eligibility date on the
card, which has been requested by providers and consumers.
Renate is writing a letter to Fred Boothe regarding renewal
The passive renewal process has begun. A small problem
has been observed with some people returning pay stubs even
though they are not required to (for those who have not
experienced a change in income) and the forms are being held
for verification instead of automatic reenrollment.
Sharon has asked the change center to forward these cases to
the CHIP office for resolution.
Expansion Study Legislation-
legislation is ready for 3rd reading today in the
House. The legislation will be presented to Senate.
It has had unanimous support on the House side. If
this passes the CHIP board will study feasibility of the
expansion and devise a plan for implementation and present
it during interims in August. There will be some
additional administrative costs to the CHIP office, which
will be studied as well.
Carte shared that Pennsylvania has a process in use that
allows applicants to apply for programs by utilizing an
agreement with Community Partners to accept a signature for
the applicant and keep it on file for one year.
Application information goes directly into the RAPIDS system
for determination. In WV, electronic signature is
allowed, but this process must be approved by the policy
The DHHR web site has information regarding the
implementation of the new HMO’s in WV. This site can
be accessed at
www.wvdhhr.org click on Medical services and choose the
Managed Care option. Questions regarding HMO’s are
being directed to this address. County specific
information is available. HMO’s pay the going rate in
the community or the fee schedule. There is a problem
with the lack of a standardized rate schedule between FQHC’s
and RFC’s. They are working with both of these
agencies to address this problem and develop a standardized
rate. Medicaid has also been working diligently on the
budget to address the projected deficit.
Newsletters- Julie is working on the next issue of the
newsletter. Articles need to be in by March 10.
Communications Plan- Anne Durham distributed a draft
communication plan for review and comments. A list of
goals, target audiences, and strategies were reviewed and
suggestions for improvement were made.
meeting was adjourned.
meeting will be April 7, 2020.
submitted by: Julie Greathouse