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The main purpose of the annual Survey of Children Served by MaineCare is to monitor the quality of services delivered by MaineCare, the state of Maine’s Medicaid and Child Health Insurance program (CHIP). The 2013 survey uses a standardized instrument---the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS 4.0H)—as its primary means of examining the experiences of families with children enrolled in MaineCare. The CAHPS 4.0H is designed to provide feedback to Medicaid fee-for-service and managed care plans by identifying performance dimensions in which they excel and areas in which they need improvement.

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The survey and report were supported with funds from the Cooperative Agreement between the University of Southern Maine and the Department of Health and Human Services.