Wall Street Journal: “Medicaid Enrollment Surge During Pandemic Leaves States Looking for Cost Cuts”

State leaders are weighing possible cuts to Medicaid services and health-care benefits to offset rising costs due to a surge of enrollees who have lost jobs and need health coverage as the coronavirus pandemic has intensified.

Read the full article here.


As promised, CMS has responded to the Follow-Up Questions from the September 19, 2020 CMS Virtual Presentation sponsored by NAME/HSC.


On October 14, the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) updated its Medicaid telehealth toolkit to include additional detail on telehealth modalities, tools to support states in analyzing and further developing telehealth benefits, and specific examples from several states. This comprehensive tool includes special consideration pediatric populations and compiles a variety of other federal telehealth resources for states.

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