Becerra Approves Illinois Waiver For One-Year Postpartum Coverage

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / April 12, 2021 at 7:51 PM
HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra approved the department’s first 1115 wavier that will let a state extend their Medicaid postpartum coverage from 60 days to one year after an enrollee gives birth and, at the same time, HHS announced it’s expanding a program meant to help new mothers access care in rural communities, investing $12 million over the next four years. Illinois is the first state to get approval to extend its postpartum Medicaid coverage, and several states have asked CMS...

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