The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a set of frequently asked questions (FAQ) supplementing the 2021 State Health Official (SHO) letter about extending postpartum coverage in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The FAQ offer guidance to state Medicaid programs on the new option allowing states to provide 12 months of extended postpartum coverage to pregnant individuals in Medicaid and CHIP. They clarify what constitutes full benefits during this extended eligibility period and address whether states need to submit a state plan amendment (SPA) for coverage modifications. For more details, view the FAQ here.
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