This webinar took place on March 2, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET
Starting in February 2023, states can begin redetermining Medicaid eligibility, including for older adults who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, a process that had been suspended during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). Emergency flexibilities in the delivery of Medicaid services will also begin to expire. This “unwinding” process will present significant challenges for millions of dually eligible individuals and for states.
In December, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriation’s Act of 2023 which included a glidepath to reduce, and eventually eliminate, the enhanced federal funding that was conditioned on states providing continuous Medicaid coverage. Under the law, states can begin Medicaid disenrollment April 1, prior to the end of the PHE. The enhanced funding, which will phase down quarterly beginning April 1 through the end of the year, will continue so long as states abide by certain guardrails and procedures.
This webinar, Unwinding of COVID Medicaid Continuous Coverage Requirements—What Advocates for Older Adults Need to Know, will provide advocates with information about the Medicaid unwinding process, including key dates and specific challenges individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid may encounter during this transition. Presenters will identify steps that advocates can take with their states, partners, and clients to address these challenges and minimize coverage disruptions.
Who should attend: Aging and legal advocates, disability providers, and community-based organizations working with individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.
- Gelila Selassie, Senior Attorney
- Tiffany Huyenh-Cho, Senior Attorney
- Georgia Burke, Director, Medicare Advocacy
Access Justice in Aging’s COVID-19 and Public Health Emergency (PHE) Unwinding Resources