CMS Must Prevent Unfair Coverage Losses In Unwinding, Groups Say

By Jessica Karins / April 24, 2023 at 5:28 PM
More than 230 health advocacy groups are pressing HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra to use full authority granted by Congress to prevent a “health equity and civil rights disaster” as states renew Medicaid eligibility over the next 14 months following a three-year pause, including by reducing federal matching funds, imposing monetary penalties or placing state Medicaid determinations on hold if beneficiaries are unfairly terminated. The advocates are particularly worried beneficiaries could be unjustly terminated for procedural reasons, and they demand HHS...

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