On January 8, NAMD formally commented on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2025, which included two proposed changes that would impact Medicaid programs.
First, the rule proposes to allow Medicaid agencies to target income and resource disregards to specific populations within non-MAGI eligibility groups. NAMD strongly supports this proposed change, which would allow Medicaid agencies to better tailor care. Second, CMS proposes to transition the Verify Current Income service on the Federal Data Services Hub to a Medicaid-claimable service, beginning on July 1, 2024. This change would have significant fiscal impacts on Medicaid agencies and may act as a barrier to the Administration’s goals around streamlining Medicaid eligibility processes.