CMS Proposes Rule to Standardize Medicaid, CHIP Eligibility and Enrollment

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on Aug. 31, 2022, a proposed rule that would standardize Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligibility and enrollment procedures by limiting renewals to once every 12 months, allowing applicants 30 days to respond to information requests, and requiring prepopulated renewal forms. The proposed rule would also end lifetime benefit limits in CHIP, eliminate pre-enrollment waiting periods, and allow states to transfer children’s eligibility directly from Medicaid to CHIP. Finally, the rule proposes automatic consideration of older adults for Medicare Shared Savings Programs and standardization of state recordkeeping requirements. Public comments will be accepted through Nov. 7. Read More.