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Renew Your Medicaid or CHIP Coverage

As COVID-19 becomes less of a threat, states will restart yearly Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligibility reviews. This means your state will use the information they have to decide if you or your family member(s) still qualify for Medicaid or CHIP coverage. If your state needs more information from you to make a coverage decision, they’ll send you a renewal letter in the mail.

Get ready to renew now

Here are some things you can do to prepare for the renewal process:

  1. Update your contact information - Make sure your state has your current mailing address, phone number, email, or other contact information. This way, they’ll be able to contact you about your Medicaid or CHIP coverage.
  2. Check your mail - Your state will mail you a letter about your coverage. This letter will let you know if you need to complete a renewal form to see if you still qualify for Medicaid or CHIP.
  3. Complete your renewal form (if you get one) - Fill out the form and return it to your state right away to help avoid a gap in your coverage.

If you no longer qualify for Medicaid or CHIP

You may be able to buy a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace®, and get help paying for it. Marketplace plans are:

  • 4 out of 5 enrollees can find plans that cost less than $10 a month.
  • Plans cover things like prescription drugs, doctor visits, urgent care, hospital visits, and more.

Explore Marketplace plans and savings

For More Help

  • Contact your state Medicaid office for more information about Medicaid or CHIP renewal. You can find links to state contacts below.
  • Call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596 to get details about Marketplace coverage. TTY users can call 1-855-889-4325.

Medicaid or CHIP State Map

Select your state to get Medicaid enrollment information. You can also scroll down to find your state’s contact information.

Number of Hospitalizations per 1,000 Long-Stay Nursing Home Resident Days

DOMAIN: Seamless Care Coordination

If a nursing home sends many residents to the hospital, it may indicate that the nursing home is not properly assessing or taking care of its residents.

This measure reports the number of unplanned hospitalizations, including observation stays, per 1,000 long-stay nursing home resident days in calendar year 2020. Long-stay resident days are all days after the 100th cumulative day in a nursing home. Lower rates are better on this measure.

The purple dashed line represents the median, or middle, of all values reported.

CMS calculates this measure using Medicare claims data. Not all of a state’s residents reflected in the data for this measure are enrolled in Medicaid, but Medicaid is the primary payer across the country for long-term care services. 

Source: Provider Data Catalog

Note: Data for American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands are not available.