This expert perspective includes recommended communication strategies—and some examples—for how states can elevate coverage options and help ensure that more residents can access health insurance during these uncertain times.
Social Risk Factors and COVID-19
e.g., housing, food insecurity, justice-involved individuals, interpersonal violence
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STATE HEALTH AND VALUE STRATEGIES RESOURCES
SHVS/Manatt Health. State Medicaid and CHIP Strategies to Respond to the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis This expert perspective, written by experts at Manatt Health, discusses strategies state Medicaid and CHIP agencies can pursue as part of their response to COVID-19.
SHVS/Manatt Health. Responding to COVID-19: State Strategies for Medicaid and Commercial Health Insurance Oversight Webinar recording and slide deck from webinar hosted on March 18, 2020.
FEDERAL STATUTE AND GUIDANCE.
CMS/CMCS. COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for State Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Agencies These updated FAQs for state Medicaid and CHIP agencies address available resources for emergency preparedness and response efforts, and flexibilities related to eligibility and enrollment, benefits, cost-sharing, financing, and workforce.
Congress. H.R. 6201 Families First Coronavirus Response Act Second COVID-19 response / stimulus bill.
CMS. 1115 Application Process This page includes guidance and a template for COVID-19 1115 waiver demonstrations.
STATE EXAMPLES AND MODELS
California. Guidance for Homeless Assistance Providers on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) The California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency released guidance for homeless assistance providers on how to protect individuals experiencing homelessness, as well as their volunteers and employees who serve this vulnerable population, from the spread of COVID-19