Additional Medicaid & CHIP COVID-19 FAQs for State Medicaid and CHIP Agencies

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Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to, to aid state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) agencies in their response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The new FAQs cover a variety of Medicaid and CHIP topics, including:

  • Eligibility and Enrollment;
  • Notice and Fair Hearings;
  • Optional COVID-Testing Group FAQs;
  • Premiums and Cost Sharing;
  • Benefits;
  • Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT);
  • Information Technology; and
  • Financing

These new FAQs have been integrated into the previously released COVID-19 FAQ document, as we have done with prior updates. We are also posting a standalone document containing only the new questions. We will continue to review incoming questions and provide responses with ongoing updates to these FAQs.

The information released today furthers CMS’s commitment to providing our state partners the resources they need during this public health emergency, and earlier CMS actions in response to the COVID-19 crisis are all part of ongoing White House Coronavirus Task Force efforts. To keep up with the important work the Task Force is doing in response to COVID-19, click here: For a complete and updated list of CMS actions, guidance, and other information in response to the COVID-19 virus, please visit the Current Emergencies Website.  Additionally, CMS has launched a dedicated,, COVID-19 resource page that will be continually updated with relevant information.