The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has successfully reenrolled nearly half a million children and families in Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP) coverage, fixing an error that was causing improper disenrollment. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) identified a state systems issue that was improperly disenrolling individuals, even when they remained eligible based on available information. CMS stated that measures were in place that would prevent further improper disenrollments.
30 states reported the presence of the systems issue that CMS identified, prompting those states to pause procedural disenrollments for affected individuals. CMS stated that it would continue to offer technical assistance to states as they work to resolve these system issues.
You can find more information on state assessments regarding compliance with Medicaid and CHIP automatic renewal requirements at the individual level as of September 21, 2023, here.