Feds say Minnesota must restore Medicaid coverage, pause disenrollments
September 22, 2023
The federal government is requiring Minnesota and 28 other states to restart coverage for a large subset of Medicaid enrollees who may have mistakenly lost benefits this summer through a procedural glitch.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) announced the requirement Thursday. These states, the agency says, need to improve an auto-renewal process that lets some beneficiaries maintain coverage without additional documentation.
Federal regulators say some still-eligible beneficiaries may have wrongly lost coverage in Minnesota and other states due to auto-renewal problems.