Continuous Enrollment Ending March 31st


TO: All Providers

RE: Continuous Enrollment Ending March 31st

Continuous enrollment for Medicaid recipients will end March 31, 2023!

Medicaid is preparing for the end of the continuous enrollment conditions originally associated with the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA) included significant changes to the continuous enrollment condition outlined in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). These changes take effect April 1, 2023.

The CAA does not address the end date of the COVID-19 PHE, and as of January 2023, the PHE is still in effect. However, the CAA does address the end of the continuous enrollment condition, the temporary Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) increase, and the unwinding process.

Under the CAA, the end of the continuous enrollment condition and the temporary FMAP increase associated with it will no longer be linked to the end of the PHE. The continuous enrollment condition will end on March 31, 2023. Beginning April 1, 2023, states may terminate Medicaid enrollment for individuals no longer eligible. The FFCRA’s temporary FMAP increase will gradually reduce and phase down quarterly through December 31, 2023, with the expectation states return to normal FMAP percentages in January 2024.

Please join us for a meeting for Medicaid providers and partners to provide details on this update and to allow for questions.

COVID-19 Update and New Recipient Messaging
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
1:30 p.m. CST
Attendance: In-person or Virtual
Click here for meeting details:

Medicaid partners can assist in relaying a consistent and simple message to the Medicaid recipients by sharing key messages from the Agency in your newsletters, social media posts, and other means of communication. To learn more, please visit: 

Note: the Alabama Medicaid Communication Toolkit and other resources are available on the Agency’s provider COVID-19 page at the link above. A listing of previous Provider ALERTs related to the COVID-19 PHE is also available on the link above.

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