Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released two tools to assist states and territories in their planning efforts to transition back to regular operations and resolve pending Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Basic Health Program (BHP) eligibility and enrollment actions after the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE) ends. These tools were announced in the Planning for the Resumption of Normal State Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Basic Health Program (BHP) Operations Upon Conclusion of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency State Health Official Letter that CMS released on December 22, 2020.
These tools are:
- General Transition Planning Tool for Restoring Regular Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Operations after Conclusion of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Public Health Emergency
- Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Eligibility and Enrollment Pending Actions Resolution Planning Tool