In light of recent postal delays and housing displacements caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic crisis, and a wave of natural disasters across the country, state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) agencies face new challenges communicating with their enrollees about their health coverage. Acting now to mitigate these challenges is essential as states are preparing for the end of the public health emergency (PHE) and “catching up” on coverage renewals for a large portion of their enrollees. This expert perspective reviews strategies that state Medicaid and CHIP agencies may consider to help mitigate coverage losses.
Risk Adjustment and Reinsurance: A Work Plan for State Officials Webinar
Wakely Consulting Group – Ross Winkelman, Mary Hegemann and Syed Mehmud
Parallel with the release of the issue brief of the same name, Ross Winkelman and colleagues from Wakely Consulting led a webinar explaining what decisions states need to make over the next two years to ensure a robust risk adjustment and reinsurance program. The slides include color coded timelines for various state scenarios. Data needs and availability were also discussed, along with the role of insurance carriers in the risk adjustment and reinsurance program development process.