Jul, 01, 2024

A Look at Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility, Enrollment, and Renewal Policies During the Unwinding of Continuous Enrollment and Beyond

A new KFF report highlights findings from the 22nd annual survey of state Medicaid and CHIP programs officials conducted by KFF and the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families in March 2024. The report presents a snapshot of actions states have taken to improve systems, processes, and communications during the unwinding, as well as key state Medicaid eligibility, enrollment, and renewal policies and procedures in place as of May 2024. For example, nearly all state respondents are interested in maintaining 1902(e)(14) waiver flexibilities that have been most useful to streamlining renewal processes. States reported their top three successes during the unwinding included improved outreach and enrollee communication, enhanced stakeholder engagement, and increased ex parte rates.