COVID-19: Healthsperien State Medicaid Waiver Trackers

Healthsperien’s State Tracker for Section 1135 Waivers can be found here.

State Medicaid & CHIP State Plan Amendment (SPA) Tracker: Under Section 1135 waiver authority, CMS has the ability to issue waivers at both the federal and state levels. In response the public health emergency, states may wish to revise policies in their Medicaid state plan related to eligibility, enrollment, benefits, premiums and cost sharing, and/or payments. In March 2020, CMS created a Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) template to assist states in responding to the COVID-19 national emergency. This streamlined SPA template combines multiple, time-limited state plan options into one single template, eliminating the need to submit multiple SPA actions. Find this tracker here. A high level breakdown of each SPA can be found here.

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