The secretary of health and human services shall seek to obtain federal SCHIP reimbursement, under Title XXI, for all persons eligible. To the extent SCHIP funds are not available for all eligible programs, the secretary shall first seek SCHIP reimbursement for Title XXI eligible programs prior to claiming SCHIP reimbursement for Title XIX eligible programs. The secretary shall report quarterly to the joint committee on health care financing and the house and senate committees on ways and means on the status of federal SCHIP reimbursement.
Directs the Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services to seek federal CHIP reimbursements where possible.
Section 111 of Chapter 58 of the Acts of 2006