During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) states have received additional federal funds with a requirement to keep people enrolled in Medicaid. Beginning April 1, though, the continuous coverage protection was lifted, and states could resume reviewing Medicaid eligibility and disenrolling individuals who are no longer eligible. This “unwinding” process will last more than a year in many states, and millions of individuals, including more than 6 million children, are at risk for a disruption in coverage. Here’s what you can do to help your patients with Medicaid coverage, and help your practice manage the transition.
When the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) expired May 11, many temporary policies initiated in response to the pandemic ceased or began to be phased out. This series intends to help practices weather the transition:
To help your patients with Medicaid:
To help your practice:
For more information, check the following resources from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):
— Kent Moore, AAFP Senior Strategist for Physician Payment
Posted on April 17, 2023 by FPM Editors
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