Status of Medicaid Redeterminations: Data from the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF)
Background: In 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, federal legislation provided states with significant federal funding to provide continuous Medicaid coverage for individuals enrolled in the program, even those who were no longer technically eligible. In late December 2022, federal legislation was passed requiring the continuous Medicaid coverage requirement to end on March 31, 2023.
Each state was required to develop a plan to review the eligibility of all of its Medicaid enrollees, renewing those who remain eligible and terminating Medicaid for those who no longer meet eligibility requirements. Florida's plan called for reviewing eligibility for its approximately 4.9 million Medicaid enrollees over 12 months, beginning in March 2023.
Data Reported: The most recent data available from the Florida Department of Children and Families regarding the progress of its Medicaid redeterminations shows:
Monthly data and calculations regarding Florida’s redetermination process can be viewed here. Spreadsheet comparisons of original and revised monthly reports are available here.
All of DCF’s unwinding reports, beginning with the baseline data reported submitted in March, 2023, can be viewed here.
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