HHS Announces New Flexibilities to Slow Medicaid Disenrollments 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on June 12, 2023, new flexibilities to minimize the number of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program beneficiaries disenrolled during eligibility redeterminations. New flexibilities include allowing health plans to help Medicaid members complete renewal forms, allowing states to delay procedural terminations for one month to allow additional outreach, and allowing pharmacies and community-based organizations to facilitate reinstatement of coverage based on presumptive eligibility criteria. The flexibilities are noted in an HHS announcement and in a letter to state governors. Read more.