Congress recently passed legislation called the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, which ends the requirment for states to provide continuous Medicaid coverage. All states must now return to normal eligibility and enrollment operations.
What is changing?
The continuous enrollment requirement that has been in effect during the COVID pandemic will expire on March 31, 2023. This means that states can start to terminate Medicaid services for people who are no longer eligible on April 1, 2023.
What is the timing of the redetermination process?
According to guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), states will have 12 months to initiate all redeterminations and 14 months to complete this process.
States may start the renewal process as early as February 1 and may start terminating individuals on April 1.
Medicaid renewals are coming!
In order to be ready, make sure to:
- Update your contact information. Make sure the state Medicaid agency has your current mailing address, phone number, email, or other contact information. This way, they will be able to contact you about your Medicaid or CHIP coverage.
- Check your mail. The state Medicaid agency will mail you a letter about your Medicaid or CHIP coverage. This letter will also let you know if you need to complete a renewal form to see if you still qualify for Medicaid or CHIP. Complete your renewal form (if you get one). Fill out the form and return it right away to help avoid a gap in your Medicaid.