ADvancing States, NAMD, and NASDDDS Release Joint Project on the End of Pandemic Flexibilities

ADvancing States, the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD), and the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) have released a joint document to provide critical information to our joint membership about the implications of the PHE expiration.

This resource is designed to help Medicaid agency leaders, as well as their colleagues in aging & disability agencies, prepare for the end of federal flexibilities that Medicaid adopted to support older adults and individuals with disabilities during the pandemic. This is particularly important as the federal declaration of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) is scheduled to sunset on May 11, 2023. This guide provides background information about those flexibilities, outlines steps Medicaid agency leaders need to take before they expire, lays out the array of authorities Medicaid programs used to institute those flexibilities, and inventories how states used 1915(c) Appendix K authority (the most frequently used pathway) to support affected Medicaid members.

Click here to read the document.

Alert date: 
Thursday, March 30, 2023