No plans to halt Medicaid unwinding in Hurricane Idalia-affected counties

The federal government sent letters to state Medicaid directors Aug. 30 saying it had ‘identified issues where states are out of compliance with renewal requirements.’

Florida is not planning to suspend Medicaid redeterminations in counties hit by Hurricane Idalia, a top state official said Wednesday night.

Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) Secretary Jason Weida, whose agency oversees the multi-billion-dollar safety net health care program, said he had spoken to the head of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) the day before the storm hit and at that time there were no plans to pause the “unwinding” process currently underway.

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