HHS Moves to Restore Medicaid Coverage to 90,000 in Texas

The Biden administration is working with Texas to restore tens of thousands of people to the state’s Medicaid rolls who had lost coverage erroneously, a senior CMS official said Tuesday.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services worked with the state’s Medicaid agency to reinstate coverage for those individuals back to the date when their coverage was terminated, the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Bloomberg Law. The CMS didn’t require the state to pause terminations, the official said.

Roughly 90,000 individuals are expected to regain coverage by the end of this month, said another senior CMS official, who also spoke on the condition of anonymity. Most already have, that official said.

The officials said they are staying in touch with Texas and with other states to make sure that if new problems arise, they can be fixed immediately.

The officials’ remarks follow a letter from Democratic House members from Texas who urged the CMS to investigate reports of problems at the Texas Medicaid agency.

Source: HHS Moves to Restore Medicaid Coverage to 90,000 in Texas / Health Law & Business

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