May 2020 | Policy Cheat Sheet


Medicaid plays a central role in the U.S. health care system and is essential in times of crisis such as natural disasters, economic downturns, and public health emergencies. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Medicaid programs and policies are adapting at a rapid pace.

To help translate emerging policies during the pandemic, CHCS is offering  this Policy Cheat Sheet series to provide a clear, digestible, and informal way to clarify COVID-19’s impact on select Medicaid policies. Originally, CHCS staffers created the series for internal use, but we thought it might also be useful to external stakeholders.

Get in touch with questions and observations — clear policy explanations are in demand these days!

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In the Series

May 29, 2020
As states grapple with fragile budgets, Medicaid stakeholders are calling on CMS to delay or abandon implementation of the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation.
May 22, 2020
As states face significant budget shortfalls, near record unemployment likely means unprecedented demand for Medicaid coverage.
May 15, 2020
COVID-19 has affected many areas of the U.S. economy, and health care providers are no exception. Medicaid providers — many of whom operate on slim financial margins — are at particular risk.