A federal policy change has allowed Nevada reinstate Medicaid coverage to 114,000 residents who lost coverage because they did not return their renewal documentation.
Previously, when a person failed to complete their renewal documentation, they were automatically disenrolled from Medicaid, according to a Sept. 15 Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services news release. Updated federal guidance in August requires the department to evaluate eligibility based on electronic data sources per individual and only require a renewal packet for those whose eligibility cannot be confirmed using electronic data sources.
As of Sept. 15, 72 percent of those who have been disenrolled from Medicaid nationwide have been removed from the rolls for procedural reasons, according to KFF. In Utah, that figure was 94 percent.