In May 2023, Minnesota’s Department of Human Services (DHS) resumed the renewal process for individuals on the state Medicaid program, or Medical Assistance Program (MA), during the COVID-19 pandemic. So far, over 75 percent of individuals on state Medicaid plans have undergone eligibility renewals.  John Connolly, assistant commissioner of the Health Care Administration, provided an … Read more

In this interview, Marisa Bono, CEO of Every Texan, spoke with State of Reform about the challenges of Medicaid redeterminations, her priorities for the next legislative session, and the future of her organization. Bono will be speaking on the “Housing, Food Insecurity, & More: Supporting the Social Service Needs of Texans” panel at the 2024 … Read more

With Minnesota set to wrap up Medicaid eligibility redeterminations in July, health leaders met last month at the 2023 Minnesota State of Reform Health Policy Conference to discuss the primary challenges and best practices moving forward.  Since Minnesota resumed Medicaid eligibility redeterminations last July after the end of the federal public health emergency, 625,968 individuals … Read more

In its ongoing redetermination of Medicaid eligibility, Minnesota is reevaluating eligibility for a record high of 1.5 million enrollees on Medical Assistance, Minnesota’s Medicaid program, and MinnesotaCare, Minnesota’s basic health program. Ineligible individuals began to lose coverage in July, and the last cohort will undergo eligibility redeterminations in July of 2024.  As of Nov. 14th, … Read more

California began redetermining Medi-Cal eligibility of members in April, and has since disenrolled 225,231 individuals, while 499,093 individuals have maintained their Medi-Cal coverage, according to Yingjia Huang, assistant deputy director of Health Care Benefits and Eligibility at the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).  This week, Huang hosted a webinar with stakeholders to go over … Read more

Due to the unwinding of the federal public health emergency, all states have begun renewing the eligibility of members within Medicaid programs. Minnesota, like several other states, has chosen to pause procedural terminations to provide members extra time to get their renewal paperwork turned in.  Minnesota began redeterminations in April and is attempting to reach … Read more

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) automatically renewed 67 percent of Medicaid beneficiaries last month, with the regular renewal process having begun in April. Medicaid eligibility renewals are taking place throughout every state in the country, and Arizona expects to redetermine the eligibility of about 2.5 million individuals until March of 2024. During … Read more

Several panelists discussed Medicaid redeterminations and the future of the program at the 2023 Maryland State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Maryland has already begun the redetermination process due to the end of the federal public health emergency (PHE), which allowed for continuous Medicaid coverage during the first few years of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Alyssa … Read more

April 1st marks the cutoff for continuous Medicaid coverage, and over 2.4 million Arizonians will undergo the Medicaid redetermination process for the first time since March of 2020. For the past several months, Arizona Complete Health Complete Care Plan—a state Medicaid health plan—has been utilizing social media to spread awareness about the redeterminations process. Monica … Read more

This edition includes information about the state’s preparation for upcoming Medicaid eligibility redeterminations and newly enacted health legislation. Thanks for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform    1. State agencies prepare for Medicaid redeterminations The first in a series of scheduled rate reductions to Utah Medicaid’s enhanced FMAP will occur at the start of April, … Read more