Medicaid Directors Tell US Congress That Uncertainty around Public Health Emergency Status is Too Much

November 25, 2022

The uncertainty building around the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) in the US is becoming too much for Medicaid to bear, according to a coalition of Medicaid directors. The association told congress that the tenuous status of the Medicaid continuous enrollment requirement during the PHE is undermining efforts to provide care to patients. As a result, the organization put forward a list of requests.

According to Andrew Cass, one request is to, “Provide certainty on financial resources during the redetermination period by maintaining the current 6.2 percentage point federal match enhancement through the first quarter of redeterminations and phasing the enhancement down over 12 months after this quarter.”

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(Source: Becker’s Payer Issues, November 22nd, 2022)

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