Federal Requirements and State Options: Enrollment and Renewal Procedures

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July 2017

Federal statute and regulations define a common approach across states for individuals to apply for, enroll in, and renew eligibility for Medicaid. States retain flexibility in how they design their applications and conduct eligibility verifications, and the processes they use to streamline enrollment and renewal. This fact sheet describes the elements of enrollment and renewal processes, and provides a table summarizing which procedures are required of states and which are optional.

From: Federal Requirements and State Options: How States Exercise Flexibility under a Medicaid State Plan

Publication Type: Fact Sheets

Tags: administration, eligibility, eligibility determination, enrollment, modified adjusted gross income (MAGI), renewal of eligibility, waivers