2014 Medicaid Eligibility Transition Toolkit for States
National Academy for State Health Policy – Mary Henderson, Abigail Arons, and Alice Weiss
The 2014 Medicaid Eligibility Transition Toolkit is designed to assist states in systematically identifying issues and decisions they will face as they convert to 2014. The toolkit was originally provided to two states by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) as part of the State Health Reform Assistance Network that is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. NASHP has updated the toolkit to be applicable to any state and to reflect the final Medicaid eligibility rules.
The toolkit includes:
Issue Brief: A brief, “Analysis of Eligibility Changes and Implications for Selected Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility Groups in 2014,” provides a detailed overview of the final federal Medicaid eligibility rules, transition issues and decision points that states will spot as they fill out the Eligibility Matrix. The brief is also written to be useful with or without the other components of the toolkit.
Instructions: Step-by-step instructions on how to fill out the Eligibility Matrix.
Blank Matrix: “Crosswalk” matrix for states to fill out (click on the link below)
Example Matrix: A completed matrix for “Sample State A” for reference.
As states continue the unwinding of the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement and redetermining their enrollees, states across the country have reported scams asking consumers for financial or personal information are prevalent. This expert perspective provides recommendations on what state communications and digital teams can do to mitigate online scams and protect official sources of information.
The unwinding of the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement represents the largest nationwide coverage transition since the Affordable Care Act, with significant health equity implications. Given the intense focus on coverage transitions during the unwinding, some states have initiated plans to publish a data dashboard to monitor progress. To date, the District of Columbia and 15 states have published unwinding data in a visual dashboard format (this does not include states with pre-existing enrollment dashboards that don’t specifically identify unwinding cohorts). This expert perspective now includes an interactive map with the links to all the dashboards and states publishing CMS unwinding reports. SHVS will continue to update the EP and map as more states publish their unwinding data.