When the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Medicaid “continuous coverage” requirement is discontinued states will restart eligibility redeterminations, and millions of Medicaid enrollees will be at risk of losing their coverage. A lack of publicly available data on Medicaid enrollment, renewal, and disenrollment makes it difficult to understand exactly who is losing Medicaid coverage and for what reasons. Publishing timely data in an easy-to-digest, visually appealing way would help improve the transparency, accountability, and equity of the Medicaid program. This expert perspective lays out a set of priority measures that states can incorporate over time into a data dashboard to track Medicaid enrollment following the end of the continuous coverage requirement. For a detailed discussion of the current status of Medicaid enrollment and retention data collection and best practices when developing a data dashboard to display this type of information, SHVS has published a companion issue brief.
Exchange Implementation Workplan
Manatt Health Solutions – Deborah Bachrach
November 16th, 2012 is the deadline for submission of the Blueprint application that certifies states to operate a State Based Exchange (SBE) or State Partnership Exchange. In order to aid states in achieving SBE certification, Manatt Health Solutions with support from the State Network, developed this document which identifies critical SBE implementation tasks. The workplan is organized according to the major areas of Exchange certification articulated in the Draft Blueprint for Affordable State-based and State Partnership Insurance Exchanges released by the Department of Health and Human Services in May 2012. The document also reflects those tasks that are central to achieving certification of a Partnership Exchange in the areas of plan management and consumer assistance, based on the Blueprint guidance. Finally, the workplan notes where specific tasks are conditions for a state’s ability to obtain Exchange establishment funding.