Apr, 08, 2022

Strategic Approaches to Support State Fair Hearings as States Resume Normal Eligibility and Enrollment Operations After the COVID-19 PHE

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new tool for states to utilize as they prepare to return to normal eligibility and enrollment operations after the COVID-19 public health emergency. The tool provides states with strategic approaches for processing Medicaid fair hearings as states resume normal eligibility and enrollment operations. Contained in the tool are steps a state may want to take to assess their fair hearing process and capacity, strategies to address anticipated fair hearing volume, and how to request authority from CMS to implement a mitigation strategy if needed.