Growing Number of Emergency Medicaid Waivers

The president’s national emergency declaration on March 13 authorized states to apply for 1135 waivers granting time-limited flexibilities to respond to the crisis. As of Friday, 34 states had been granted Medicaid waivers that offer a range of flexibilities such as the abilities to enroll out-of-state or new providers more quickly and to temporarily suspend prior authorization requirements. See the latest list of state waivers on Medicaid’s website.

Update Date: 
March 31, 2020
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