Meridian: Michigan Medicaid redetermnation

May 2, 2023

What is Medicaid Redetermination?

Medicaid redetermination is the process that states use to ensure that Medicaid enrollees continue to be eligible for Medicaid coverage. Typically, redetermination happens once a year; however, the rules changed during the pandemic. During the COVID-19 public health emergency, the federal government paused Medicaid redetermination. Renewals were not required during this time, and enrollees could not lose their health coverage.

Why is this happening now? 

Due to a proposal in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 passed by Congress, states may resume the process of redetermining individuals’ Medicaid eligibility beginning April 1, 2023.

What does this mean?  

For the first time in three years, Medicaid recipients in Michigan must reapply for coverage starting April 1, or risk losing their coverage. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) resumed conducting the annual renewal process on April 1 and notifications have started being sent to enrollees.   

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