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Preparing for the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Unwinding            

Attention Medicaid beneficiaries, providers, advocacy groups and other partners

The Mississippi Division of Medicaid (DOM) is preparing for the end of the national COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). The PHE is set to expire October 13, 2022, unless extended by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

As we prepare for the end of the PHE, it is important that Medicaid beneficiaries keep their address and contact information current with DOM to make sure they receive notices such as when the PHE is ending and when they need to reapply. We are asking all partners and stakeholders to help us communicate this message to those currently eligible for Medicaid.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which was signed by President Donald Trump on March 18, 2020, set forth some conditions for states receiving enhanced federal Medicaid funding.  One of those conditions is that states must not disenroll anyone who was validly enrolled in Medicaid as of or after March 18, 2020, unless that individual moves out of state, is deceased, or requests to be removed.  This continuous enrollment condition is in place until the end of the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. President Joe Biden’s Administration has indicated they will provide states at least 60-days’ notice before the end of the PHE.

Medicaid-eligible beneficiaries can update their address and contact information by contacting their local Medicaid Regional Office or visiting www.medicaid.ms.gov.