*Update: Medicaid Continuous Coverage Extended July 15th, 2022*
The US Department of Health and Human Services on July 15th, 2022 officially extended the “Public Health Emergency” (PHE) declaration through October 13, 2022. As we noted in our previous article, “Medicaid’s Day of Reckoning: Ending the Public Health Emergency” the extension through October 13, 2022 would mean that the first day Indiana could end the Continuous Coverage requirement and begin disenrollment from Medicaid is November 1, 2022.
The Biden Administration has made a commitment to provide a sixty-day notice prior to ending the PHE. If no notice is given by August 14th, 2022 (60 days prior to October 13th) the Federal Government will almost certainly declare another extension to the PHE. That extension would typically be a for another ninety (90) day period, meaning the Continuous Coverage requirement would be in place until February 1, 2023.
We will continue to provide updates and guidance to our clients on the impact the end of the Public Health Emergency will have on Medicaid recipients in Indiana. Please check back after August 14th, 2022, to see if there has been any official notice from the Federal Government regarding the end of the PHE.
Respectfully Submitted, Michael Huffman
July 22nd, 2022
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