May, 20, 2022

CMS Released Resource for States on Eligibility & Enrollment Processing Requirements During Unwinding

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a resource that reminds states of their obligation to continue to meet federal requirements related to eligibility and enrollment in Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Basic Health Program (BHP) during the COVID-19 public health emergency unwinding period. This tool includes information for states on the requirements for eligibility renewals and redeterminations, application processing, fair hearings, coordination with the Marketplace, and other processes. Additionally, this resource highlights temporary options available to states during the unwinding period to facilitate eligibility and enrollment processing and retain coverage for eligible individuals.