All Tribes CMS Webinar: Returning to Routine Operations after the Public Health Emergency as it Relates to Medicaid and CHIP Disaster Relief SPAs and 1135 Waivers
March 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
March 27 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Division of Tribal Affairs, in collaboration with the CMS Medicaid CHIP and Operations Group, is holding this All Tribes Engagement 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 state plan amendments (SPAs) and 1135 waivers.
The purpose of this presentation is to provide an update of the planning and actions states need to take as the PHE comes to an end and to discuss the regulatory and statutory requirements needed when transitioning back to normal operations.
States will review flexibilities used during the PHE to determine which ones are no longer needed and which ones they may want to continue temporarily or on a permanent basis. This presentation will focus on actions states will take to enact those decisions, including applicable requirements of public notice and tribal consultation.
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 #21-002 (PDF, 335 KB, 7 pp).