5 Things You Should Know About Montana’s Health Care Changes | news

5 Things You Should Know About Montana’s Health Care Changes |  news

Lawmakers cut funding for the state Medicaid expansion program’s 12-month continuous eligibility provision, which has allowed people enrolled in the program to receive benefits for a full year, regardless of changes to their income. Continuous eligibility is meant to reduce the churning of Medicaid expansion rolls as people are added and removed if their income fluctuates, such as with seasonal work.

Instead, those enrollees will be required to certify their eligibility more than once a year. Department of Public Health and Human Services spokesperson Jon Ebelt said in an email that the department has reached out to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for guidance on how to make the change after the pandemic emergency ends.

Source Nearly 98,000 Montana adults were enrolled in the Medicaid expansion program in March, according to the most recent data.

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