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CMS Posts States’ Medicaid Unwinding Timelines

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Feb. 24 posted timelines for states initiating Medicaid unwinding-related renewals. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 unlinked the continuous enrollment requirement from the end of the public health emergency. States may begin initiating Medicaid renewals between February and April and terminating Medicaid enrollment for individuals who no longer qualify as early as April 1.

States Initiating Renewals in February:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • New Hampshire.
  • Ohio
  • South Dakota.
  • West Virginia.

States Initiating Renewals in March:

  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • New Mexico.
  • New York.
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Wyoming

States Initiating Renewals in April:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia.
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey.
  • North Carolina.
  • North Dakota.
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island.
  • South Carolina.
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

States will have 14 months to complete Medicaid redeterminations.

Contact Senior Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at eomalley@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127 with questions.

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Julie Kozminski is a policy manager at America's Essential Hospitals.

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