Capitol Correspondence - 05.12.20

CMS Announces Updated Medicaid COVID-19 FAQs

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As announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS):

“The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to to aid state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) agencies in their response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The new FAQs cover a variety of Medicaid and CHIP topics, including:

  • Emergency Preparedness and Response;
  • Eligibility and Enrollment Flexibilities;
  • Benefit Flexibilities;
  • Cost-Sharing Flexibilities;
  • Financing Flexibilities 
  • Managed Care Flexibilities;
  • Information Technology; and
  • Data Reporting