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To Facilitate successful re-entry for individuals transitioning from incarceration to their communities (SHO 16-007)

The purpose of this letter and its attachment is to provide guidance on facilitating access to
covered Medicaid services for eligible individuals prior to and after a stay in a correctional
institution. This State Health Official Letter with attached Questions and Answers (Qs & As)
describes how states can better facilitate access to Medicaid services for individuals
transitioning from incarceration to their communities.

Download the Guidance Document


Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: April 28, 2016

DISCLAIMER: The contents of this database lack the force and effect of law, except as authorized by law (including Medicare Advantage Rate Announcements and Advance Notices) or as specifically incorporated into a contract. The Department may not cite, use, or rely on any guidance that is not posted on the guidance repository, except to establish historical facts.