Idaho is the first state to complete its Medicaid eligibility redeterminations process, the state’s Medicaid agency announced on Sept. 8. The state “processed 153,196 renewals, and 31,900 were determined eligible, and 121,296 were ineligible,” according to a post from the state’s Dept. of Health and Welfare (DEW). To handle redeterminations, DEW “committed more than 300 eligibility staff to the effort and an additional 42 staff from our call center,” the agency added. The news is somewhat surprising, as Idaho paused redeterminations earlier this year. Idaho served 267,963 Medicaid beneficiaries at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, growing to 454,187 lives by April 2023, when redeterminations began.
Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans