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CMS Releases Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment Trends Snapshot Showing COVID-19 Impact on Enrollment

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its first monthly Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment Trends Snapshot today.

This new summary report captures impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency (PHE) by tracking total Medicaid and CHIP program enrollment trends for adults and children over a 12-month period.

This first monthly snapshot shows over 4 million new Medicaid and CHIP enrollments between February and June 2020 – a nearly 5.7 percent increase since the PHE began in March 2020.

Medicaid enrollment increased 6.2 percent to nearly 4 million new recipients. New CHIP enrollment increased by 23,495 – about one-half of one percent. Overall enrollment sharply increased with the COVID-19 PHE, and again with the passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) continuity of coverage (maintenance of effort) requirement.

This snapshot is a product of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) Medicaid and CHIP Coverage Learning Collaborative (MAC LC), which monitors Medicaid and CHIP enrollment trends, primarily using the CMS Performance Indicator (PI) data reported to CMS by state Medicaid and CHIP agencies.

PI data reflects key Medicaid and CHIP business processes – including applications, renewals, eligibility determinations, and enrollment.

The Enrollment Trends Snapshot will be released monthly and is available here:


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