CMS has issued a guidance letter on Section 2001 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act addressing Medicaid coverage for the Lowest Income Populations. Section 2001 establishes a new eligibility group that all states participating in Medicaid must cover as of January 2014. It also gives states the option to cover this group, or to phase-in coverage of the group based on income, beginning April 1, 2010. This letter provides guidance to states on how this provision can be implemented prior to 2014.
09 Apr '10