No Closure of Medicaid Cases During Crisis


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has issued a memorandum precluding any Medicaid recipient from being involuntarily terminated from benefits for any reason other than death or moving out of State. The memorandum is effective March 19 and continues until further notice. This will be a significant relief to clients and providers who, for instance, are left without the ability to complete annual re-determinations. The Memorandum is ESA 2020-12 and it reads in part:

Effective today 03/19/2020, Medicaid cases (including HMP) must not be closed unless the client requests such closure (verbal or written), death, or the client moves out of state. DO NOT certify any Medicaid/HMP closures until further notice. This includes NOT marking any Medicaid EDGs for closure due to negative action.

Contact our office if you have any questions regarding Medicaid qualification for a loved one or if you have concerns with your current case. We can help guide you during these uncertain times.

This blog post is written by Brett A. Howell, Certified Elder Law Attorney. It published as a service of The Elder and Estate Planning Law Firm, P.L.L.C. This information is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. For a consultation to address specific questions, please call (810) 953-3846.

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