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Capitol Correspondence - 06.12.17

CMS Issues Bulletin on Streamlining Transitions for Newly Eligible Duals

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On June 8, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sent out the following announcement:

CIB: Strategies to Streamline Transitions for Medicaid-eligible Beneficiaries Who Newly Qualify for Medicare

On Tuesday [June 6], the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an Informational Bulletin to promote smooth transitions for individuals in the adult group who become Medicare eligible. Specifically, the bulletin clarifies the required processes for completing redeterminations of eligibility when Medicaid adult group beneficiaries turn 65 or attain Medicare eligibility, and it highlights opportunities for states to promote smooth transitions for these beneficiaries while reducing administrative burden on them and states.

The informational bulletin can be accessed on Medicaid.gov at http://www.medicaid.gov/Federal-Policy-Guidance/Federal-Policy-Guidance.html