MedCity News September 28, 2023
Marissa Plescia

New York, Florida, Texas and Minnesota terminated Medicaid coverage for some enrollees for “unallowable or potentially unallowable reasons” during the Covid-19 public health emergency, according to a recent Office of Inspector General report.

Four states did not meet all of the requirements to receive enhanced federal Medicaid funding during the Covid-19 public health emergency, a new Office of Inspector General (OIG) report found.

During the Covid-19 public health emergency, there was a continuous enrollment provision in place that barred states from disenrolling Medicaid beneficiaries unless they voluntarily disenrolled or left the state. In exchange, they received enhanced federal funding —a 6.2 percentage point increase from their regular federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) rates. This provision ended in March, and now...

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