Healthcare DIVE March 16, 2023
- The majority of states plan to take at least a year to determine who is no longer eligible for Medicaid after the COVID-19 public health emergency ends, according to new research from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
- That process, called redetermination, will kick off in April after a pandemic-era stay on the Medicaid eligibility checks. How states are approaching redetermination varies. Some states are prioritizing maintaining coverage by implementing unwinding more slowly, while other states are moving more quickly to focus on reducing budgetary costs.
- In total, 43 states plan to take between 12 and 14 months to complete renewals, to try to prevent inappropriate terminations, KFF found.
Medicaid enrollment skyrocketed during the pandemic, partially...