CMS Warns States’ FMAP On The Line If Renewal Process Violates Law

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / May 17, 2022 at 7:24 PM
While the Biden administration’s silence on Monday (May 16) indicates it will renew the public health emergency beyond July, CMS issued guidance on Tuesday that, among other things, threatens to withhold federal Medicaid matching funds from states that inappropriately terminate beneficiaries’ Medicaid or CHIP coverage once eligibility renewals resume. The agency reminds states that federal law requires them to continue to cover beneficiaries until they are officially determined ineligible and that those who are terminated for failing to provide documentation...

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