Update on End to Medicaid Continuous Coverage

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HHSC has been providing numerous updates trying to stay ahead of the monumental task of ending Medicaid continuous coverage. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government declared a public health emergency (PHE) and passed a law that allowed Medicaid eligible individuals to automatically keep their Medicaid coverage (continuous Medicaid). Based on new federal legislation, continuous Medicaid coverage ended on March 31, 2023, and states were tasked with renewing all Medicaid beneficiaries eligibility. Unwinding continuous Medicaid coverage is an immense undertaking for states. As of September 2022, 2.7 million members had extended Medicaid coverage due to the continuous Medicaid coverage requirement. States must renew everyone on Medicaid and CHIP within the 12- month unwinding period. HHSC must complete the redetermination process for more than 5.9 million members by May 2024. HHSC will stagger Medicaid redeterminations over multiple months. Continuous coverag

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