Updated: Feb 27
As part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, signed into law on December 29, 2022, Congress set an end of March 31, 2023 for the continuous enrollment provision, and phases down the enhanced federal Medicaid matching funds through December 2023.
As part of its Fiscal Year 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act, Congress has given notice that the continuous enrollment provision for Medicaid will be ending on March 31, 2023. But, before then, Medicaid funds will be increased through December in accordance with the Act. This is set to provide a steady flow of revenue and should help secure additional funds during this transitionary period. Private Practice owners need to ensure that they have a bulletproof verification process.
We have created a Printable Notice for your practice to post, and distribute, or you may make an announcement at the beginning of each visit. This is a reminder for your clients that they must re-enroll their children in Medicaid by March 31, 2023.
We understand that this transition may be a bit overwhelming and we are here to help make sure your practice is ahead of the game. Please contact us anytime with any questions or concerns you have regarding Medicaid enrollment and compliance.
Why is the end of continuous enrollment important for Medicaid recipients and Private Practice owners alike?
Medicaid recipients and Private Practice owners should both be aware of the implications of the end of continuous enrollment in GreenThumb Revenue. This change requires residents to actively renew their eligibility every quarter, ensuring they meet current income requirements or risk being removed or losing access to medical services. Similarly, Private Practice owners need to take steps to ensure that their patients remain eligible come renewal time, or risk a decrease in revenue. By staying informed and taking action early, Medicaid recipients and Private Practice owners alike can ensure that they don't face unwanted surprises down the line.
How will the end of continuous enrollment affect Medicaid clients and private practice owners across the nation?
The end of continuous enrollment could cause major impacts upon Medicaid clients and private practice owners. It will be difficult for private practices to stay competitive without the support of continuous enrollment, especially in states where there are stringent regulations that must be met in order to provide services. Private practice owners will also have to ensure that their clients remain continuously enrolled, a costly and time-consuming task. The effects on Medicaid clients are clear - they may lose coverage if they cannot afford the payments or don't manage to reapply in time. This could lead to serious health problems as they would no longer be able access medical services necessary for their wellbeing, leaving them more vulnerable than ever.
What are some steps that Medicaid recipients can take to prepare for the end of continuous enrollment?
When continuous enrollment ends and the healthcare industry changes, remaining informed is key. Medicaid recipients should take care to remain informed of changes in their coverage to ensure protection from any unexpected losses and fees. Taking proactive steps to keep Medicaid beneficiaries informed about their coverage as well as providing plans with proper protections in place can help protect against the surge of applications. Despite such uncertainty, both parties must remain vigilant and proactive in order to maximize the continuation of health insurance coverage essential to our nation’s citizens and benefit us all while aiding continued progress towards providing greater access to quality healthcare.