Issue Briefs , Regulatory Analysis | Jan 21, 2021

CMS Guidance to States on Resuming Public Health Program Operations Post the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Kinda Serafi, Manatt Health

On December 22, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released long-awaited guidance to state Medicaid and CHIP agencies on resuming normal operations following the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency. This issue brief provides a high-level summary of the CMS guidance related to: (1) conducting redeterminations for Medicaid enrollees who were continuously enrolled; (2) terminating, or extending where appropriate, temporary flexibilities; and (3) developing a consumer and provider communication strategy.

SHVS hosted a companion webinar on the guidance.