States did not receive 60-day notice on the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency, which means the PHE will likely be extended in January 2023. This represents the 12th extension of the PHE and severely exacerbates the challenges states face in planning for the resumption of normal Medicaid operations.
Today, NAMD sent a letter to Congress requesting certainty around the timing and fiscal resources available to support the eligibility redeterminations that will follow the end of the continuous enrollment requirement.
Specifically, NAMD asked Congress to:
- Provide certainty on when Medicaid coverage redeterminations will begin, with at least 120 days advance notice.
- Provide certainty that existing federal guidance on the redetermination period will not change.
- Provide certainty on available financial resources during the redetermination period, specifically by maintaining the current 6.2 percentage point FMAP enhancement through the first quarter of redeterminations and phasing the enhancement down over 12 months after this quarter.
- Provide certainty that underlying Medicaid eligibility rules will not change during the redetermination period.