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State Health Official Letter 20-004 RE: Planning for the Resumption of Normal State Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Basic Health Program (BHP) Operations Upon Conclusion of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Guidance for State Health Officials on planning for the eventual return to regular operations, including ending temporary authorities when the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) concludes, making temporary changes permanent in certain circumstances, procedures for ending coverage and policies authorized under expiring Families First Coronavirus Response Act provisions, and addressing pending eligibility and enrollment actions that developed during the PHE.

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

Issue Date: December 22, 2020

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