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American Medical Association Says It Opposes Medicaid Lock-outs

By James Romoser
June 14, 2018 at 7:23 PM
The American Medical Association adopted a policy Wednesday (June 13) opposing so-called lock-out provisions in state Medicaid programs that remove individuals' coverage for a penalty period if they do not comply with administrative rules or other requirements. Lock-out provisions can block beneficiaries' coverage if they fail to pay premiums on time, comply with work requirements or properly complete renewal paperwork or documents showing changes in income. Lock-outs typically last a set period of time, regardless of whether a beneficiary comes...


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