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Posted on: April 10, 2023

Health Department urges Medicaid recipients to take action to avoid losing coverage

On Medicaid? Take action to avoid losing coverage.

On March 31, continuous reenrollment for Medicaid recipients ended. This means those receiving healthcare benefits through Medicaid will have to complete the eligibility determination process once again to avoid a disruption in their services. 

Continuous enrollment in Medicaid began in January 2020 when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency in response to COVID-19. This meant that people who qualified for healthcare coverage through Missouri’s Medicaid program, MO Healthnet, kept their coverage in most circumstances without having to renew. 

With this change Medicaid recipients are again required to complete an annual renewal each year they have health coverage to ensure they still qualify. 

Participants should be notified when it is time for them to submit the required information or documentation to keep their coverage. If you have moved or changed any contact information, this needs to be updated as soon as possible. Then, you should look out for a letter in the mail sometime in the next year with next steps. If a participant’s address is not up to date, they may miss the notice and lose their healthcare coverage. 

Updates to your contact information, income, household size, etc. can be made: 

According to the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment more than 16% of Greene County residents receive coverage through Medicaid. Springfield-Greene County Health has compiled information on renewal and a list of local resource centers in Greene County on our website. People needing assistance updating their information or wanting information about enrolling in Medicaid for the first time can reach out to a local resource center, reach out to Jordan Valley Community Health Center or submit an interest form to be contacted by a Community Health Advocate with the Health Department’s Community Health Worker Initiative.  

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Media may contact the Health Department PIO Team by call or text at 417-380-2556 or email at [email protected]. 

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