A policy that was put in place during the COVID pandemic to make sure no one lost their Medicaid coverage expired in early April. Now, nearly six months later, states are in the process of reviewing their programs to check who is still eligible for the program. This is being called the Medicaid “unwinding.”
Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) called for a nationwide assessment and repair of healthcare eligibility systems because they suspect children who should be covered by Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) were mistakenly dropped from their healthcare coverage.
You can help make sure eligible patients and families continue to receive coverage with these resources:
- This interactive dashboard from the Minnesota Department of Human Services tracks the statewide resumption of renewals. You can view the total number of enrollees and total number of households due for renewal each month, and sort this data by demographic information and program eligibility category.
- Medicaid Unwinding: What Pediatric Practices Need to Know – This flyer is information for pediatric practices on Medicaid Unwinding.
- Pediatric Practice Template Letter to Families (Spanish Version)– A template letter that practices can customize with state-specific information and send to families on the Unwinding.
- AAP Unwinding Overview – A slide deck providing background and an updated overview of the Unwinding.
- Unwinding Practice Guidance – View practice guidance to help maximize patient coverage and prevent revenue loss during the Medicaid Unwinding