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.
Laying the IT Foundation for 2014: Developing Infrastructure for Improved Eligibility and Enrollment Systems
National Academy for State Health Policy- Lynn Dierker; HealthTech Solutions – Sandeep Kapoor
One of the biggest challenges – and opportunities – for states as they strive to implement the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) coverage expansions is the size and scope of technology solutions required to support exchanges in making eligibility determinations and enrolling consumers in coverage. This webinar provided insight into the latest federal guidance on information technology (IT) systems development and the impact it has on developing state IT infrastructure capable of meeting the high expectations and demand of seamless, real-time eligibility and enrollment under the ACA. The slides consider a number of key implementation issues, including the intersection of business and IT processes, the ability of new systems to integrate with existing legacy systems (e.g., Medicaid management information systems), governance, enterprise architecture and system financing.