Medicaid eligibility reviews begin in March after halt from pandemic

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) —The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says changes to Medicaid recipients will soon hit Nebraskans.

Beginning March 1, all Medicaid recipients will have their eligibility reviewed for a determination on whether they meet the criteria to qualify for Medicaid benefits.

Previously, eligibility reviews were halted due to the Covid- 19 pandemic allowing those who no longer maintained eligibility to keep Medicaid.

Now that pandemic numbers have steadily decreased, Medicaid holders will need to meet specific requirements to maintain benefits.

“Our goal is to make sure that Medicaid members who remain eligible keep their Medicaid coverage,” said DHHS CEO Dannette R. Smith.

People who are found ineligible for Medicaid will have their information automatically forwarded to the federal marketplace for discount health insurance.

The DHHS estimates it will take roughly a year to review Medicaid eligibility for current recipients.

To access the DHHS website and review eligibility criteria click here. 

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