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Medicaid Eligibility Determinations in Selected States

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, § 2001, required significant changes affecting State processes for Medicaid enrollment, modified criteria for Medicaid eligibility, and authorized the use of an enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP) of 100 percent for newly eligible individuals. We will determine the extent to which selected States made inaccurate Medicaid eligibility determinations. We will examine eligibility inaccuracy for Medicaid beneficiaries in selected States that expanded their Medicaid programs pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and in States that did not. We will also assess whether and how the selected States addressed issues that contributed to inaccurate determinations. For some States, we will calculate a Medicaid eligibility error rate and determine the amount of payments associated with beneficiaries who received incorrect eligibility determinations.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
Completed (partial) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicaid Eligibility Determinations in Selected States Office of Audit Services A-09-16-02023; A-07-17-00518; A-07-17-00517; A-07-17-00516; A-02-15-01015; various reviews 2018

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