Sep, 08, 2022

COVID-19 PHE Unwinding Section 1902(e)(14)(A) Waiver Approvals

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new resource highlighting the states that have obtained CMS approval for various section 1902(e)(14) waivers to support “unwinding” from the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement. Among the 20 states with approved waivers, 70 percent have obtained flexibility to (1) conduct ex-parte renewals for individuals with no income and no data returned, and (2) accept updated enrollee contact information from managed care plans. Of note, one state (Alabama) has been granted “off-menu” authority to renew Medicaid eligibility for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families participants.