The unwinding related section 1902(e)(14) strategies newly available to Medicaid and CHIP agencies can provide significant relief to states facing pending eligibility and enrollment actions and processing delays, workforce and systems limitations, and other operational challenges. Ensuring eligible individuals do not lose coverage for procedural or administrative reasons and supporting those who are ineligible for Medicaid/CHIP transition to Marketplace coverage will be paramount for all states as they begin to resume normal operations when the federal public health emergency (PHE) ends. This expert perspective outlines the time-limited targeted enrollment flexibilities that CMS has availed to states through section 1902(e)(14) waiver authority and discusses considerations beyond the strategies described in federal guidance and supplemental resources.
Medicaid Expansion: A Webinar on Early Analysis of Budget Savings and Revenue Gains
Manatt Health Solutions
A recent report from Manatt Health Solutions reveals that early data from states that expanded Medicaid demonstrate consistent economic benefits, including budget savings and revenue gains. Data from eight states—Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, West Virginia—show $1.8 billion in budget savings by the end of 2015 as a result of Medicaid expansion. The State Network hosted a webinar to review these findings and to hear from the authors of the report on what this likely means for states that are looking to expand their Medicaid programs.
The webinar slides can be found at the “download” button and a webinar recording can be found here.