Oct, 20, 2023

New CMS Guidance: 12 Months of Continuous Enrollment for Children Enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP Beginning January 1, 2024

This expert perspective summarizes CMS’ recently released State Health Official letter providing guidance on the requirement in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA) that all states must adopt 12-months of continuous enrollment (CE) for children effective January 1, 2024. Key topics addressed in the guidance include the specific eligibility groups subject to CE under the CAA, the limited exceptions under which CE may be discontinued prior to 12 months, the impact of CE on children in carceral settings, and implementation requirements for states.