March 20, 2023
We are less than two weeks away from the end of continuous enrollment in Medicaid (MA) and Children’s Health Insurance Program.
During December, federal lawmakers approved the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which severed the link between continuous enrollment and the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Effective April 1, Pennsylvania and other states must determine if their enrollees in these programs are eligible for coverage.
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) is reaching out to Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries to ensure they update their information and complete renewal forms when they arrive by mail.
Last week, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) released its survey evaluating how states are preparing for the unwinding of continuous enrollment and different strategies they are using to promote coverage.
Among the key takeaways from the KFF survey:
To ensure that patients and families covered by MA and CHIP continue to have health care coverage, DHS—in partnership with provider organizations, including HAP—has developed resources to help providers share important information with patients.
DHS’s stakeholder toolkit includes printable education materials, scripts for conversations with patients, and digital assets, such as social media posts and website graphics.
The toolkit is available online.
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