Healthcare Groups Want Advance Notice on the End of PHE and Medicaid Provisions

Payer groups are asking Congress for a 90-day notice prior to the end of the public health emergency because of what it means for current Medicaid enrollees who could lose coverage, Healthcare Finance reports.

Also, Medicaid Health Plans of America and seven other groups want a 120-day notice before the end of federal matching provisions for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program beneficiaries in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which is also related to the end of the PHE.

They sent a letter to Senate and House leaders on Feb. 17 urging Congress to proceed with caution if considering a wind down of the enhanced Federal Matching Assistance Percentage and Maintenance of Effort continuous eligibility provisions. These and other provisions represent significant safeguards that protect Medicaid beneficiaries during the COVID-19 pandemic, the letter said. Read more.

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