New AHIP-led coalition looks to support healthcare industry through Medicaid unwinding

An AHIP-led coalition of payers, providers, and other healthcare organizations launched March 9 to support an industrywide transition away from continuous Medicaid eligibility.

The Connecting to Coverage Coalition aims to be a single source of credible information about the redetermination process, which includes a new website with resources for Medicaid beneficiaries to find new coverage and information for stakeholders on how to navigate the process.

"The CCC will also work to convene stakeholders to support information sharing, build on best practices, and develop solutions to ensure Americans are able to enroll in coverage that is right for themselves and their families," AHIP wrote.

The nation has been under continuous Medicaid/CHIP enrollment since early 2020, which raised total enrollment by 20.2 million through October 2022 — a more than 28 percent increase in the program. On April 1, most states will resume determining who is eligible for Medicaid, leaving up to 18 million people nationwide ineligible for coverage, according to recent estimates.

According to AHIP, the majority of individuals no longer eligible for Medicaid will transition to commercial policies, but about 3.8 million people will become uninsured.

Founding members of the CCC include: American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, The Arc of the United States, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Cancer Support Community, Mental Health America, Catholic Health Association of the United States, Unidos US, American Benefits Council, National Association of Benefits and Insurance Professionals, National Association of Community Health Centers, Federation of American Hospitals, American Health Care Association, Association for Community Affiliated Plans, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and Medicaid Health Plans of America.

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