Since it began in January 2020, the COVID-19 federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) helped prevent NC Medicaid beneficiaries from losing their health coverage during the pandemic, even if someone’s eligibility changed. The PHE also helped health care providers keep their practices running so they could deliver care to Medicaid beneficiaries.
NC Medicaid has launched a new webpage to help provide guidance on preparing for the end of the PHE. The webpage offers information and resources including a communication toolkit for community partners who work closely with beneficiaries as we work together to ensure consistent access to care. You are encouraged to share this information with your partners and stakeholders.
The federal PHE currently extends beyond Oct. 13, 2022. While we do not know when the PHE will end, NC Medicaid wants to help beneficiaries, providers and community stakeholders understand any potential impacts and steps they can take to be ready.