The Policy Connection: COVID-19 Impact on Ripples Through Medicaid and Medicare

Medicaid and Medicare are seeing major changes in federal and state policies amid the global health emergency. Today’s panelists dive into new guidance for state Medicaid agencies, how COVID-19 affects those who are duel eligible for Medicaid and Medicare, and how these changes impact health plans.

Tune in to hear from:

  • Angela Evatt, Senior Manager of State Healthcare Policy
  • Eric McAllister, Government Affairs Specialist
  • Lisette Montesinos, Manager of Government Relations
  • Chad Wege, VP of Program Management

They uncover:

  • Scope of federal assistance supporting state Medicaid agencies
  • Criteria for states to obtain federal assistance
  • State and federal guidance surrounding recertification of Medicaid beneficiaries
  • COVID-19’s impact on people who are duel eligible for Medicaid and Medicare
  • Variance in COVID-19 response at the state level
  • How state Medicaid agencies are adapting their policies in the COVID-19 era
  • Steps Change Healthcare is taking to support health plans amid evolving COVID-19 challenges
  • New ways health plans should support members
  • Future impact of COVID-19 on health plans

Episode Resources

  1. Angela Evatt’s bio
  2. Chad Wege’s bio
  3. Lisette Montesinos’ bio
  4. CMS COVID-19 FAQ
  5. Renew Dual Eligibles for Medicaid
  6. Optimize Duel Dual Enrollments Infographic

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