September 06, 2023

State Waivers Simplify Medicaid Unwinding

After pushing for greater flexibility to help eligible Georgians keep their Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® coverage, Georgia has received federal approval to use seven waivers to improve the "Medicaid unwinding" process. Across the nation, states are redetermining the eligibility of every person on their Medicaid rolls through this federally mandated process initiated by the Biden administration on April 1, 2023.

Already, Georgia has used waivers to auto-renew coverage for over 115,000 Georgians, counting people who were renewed early and not included in the state's monthly report submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. These include children, pregnant women, low-income families, individuals with disabilities, and senior citizens. What's more, the State's newest eligibility category Georgia Pathways to Coverage™, conceived by Governor Kemp's administration through the Patients First Act went live on July 1, 2023, to expand coverage options for low-income adults.

To read the full press announcement, Download this pdf file. click here .