May 26, 2022 –
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Division of Tribal Affairs, in collaboration with the CMS Division of Program Operations is holding this All Tribes Webinar to discuss returning to routine operations after the Public Health Emergency (PHE), as it relates to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Disaster Relief SPAs and 1135 Waivers.
The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of the planning and actions states will need to take as the PHE comes to an end. States must comply with regulatory and statutory requirements when transitioning back to normal operations.
States will be reviewing flexibilities used during the PHE to determine which flexibilities will no longer be needed and which ones they may want to continue temporarily or on a permanent basis. This presentation will focus on actions the states will be taking to enact those decisions.
To review the updated CMS guidance on planning for the resumption of normal state Medicaid, CHIP, and Basic Health Program (BHP) operations upon conclusion of the COVID-19 PHE, see the August 13, 2021 State Health Official Letter (SHO) #21-002 at https://www.medicaid.gov/federal-policy-guidance/downloads/sho-21-002.pdf.