Meetings & Presentations | Nov 29, 2022

Improving Ex Parte Rates to Support Unwinding

Patricia Boozang, Kinda Serafi and Kaylee O’Connor, Manatt Health

As states head into the final stretch of planning for the transition back to regular eligibility and enrollment (E&E) operations at the end of the federal public health emergency (PHE), many are working to strengthen their redetermination and renewal processes. Improving ex parte rates as part of the Medicaid renewal process is one of the most effective tools available to states to mitigate coverage loss for eligible individuals when the PHE ends.

State Health and Value Strategies hosted a working session for state officials responsible for operationalizing, refining, and overseeing eligibility and enrollment processes, including redeterminations/renewals and systems changes. The slide deck from the session provides an overview of ex parte processes and includes key ex parte resources in the appendix. The session provided state participants with the opportunity to pose questions to experts from Manatt Health regarding the issues they are facing as they work to improve their ex parte rates in preparation for the end of the continuous coverage requirements.