On January 27, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a State Health Official (SHO) letter, “Medicaid Continuous Enrollment Condition Changes, Conditions for Receiving the FFCRA Temporary FMAP Increase, Reporting Requirements, and Enforcement Provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023.” The SHO letter is the second in a series of guidance related to section 5131 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA), which established a fixed end date for the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement, a gradual phase-down for the enhanced federal match, and new guardrails for mitigating coverage loss for individuals who continue to be eligible. This expert perspective reviews the additional detail and operational expectations of states during the unwinding of Medicaid continuous coverage as laid out in the SHO letter.
Top 10 Best Practices for State Health Reform Websites
Forum One Communications and GMMB
Forum One Communications and GMMB have aided three State Network states in developing consumer-friendly websites aimed at tackling the difficult challenge of explaining the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions to consumers. Drawing from these experiences, Forum One and GMMB have composed a short list of helpful tips to consider when designing a health reform website.