Altarum is supporting Kentucky’s Department for Medicaid Services (DMS) and key stakeholders to develop an operational plan that manages service changes and all communications to various audiences, such as Medicaid beneficiaries, providers, and advocacy organizations, as the PHE ends and all flexibilities allowed during the PHE period unwind or are formally established through state-level policy changes. Altarum is also supporting the state in establishing their process for renewals, which are now separated due to the passing of the recent Omnibus bill.
Altarum's PHE unwinding operational plan helps the state be assured of reduced interruptions in coverage and minimal gaps in services as the PHE ends—ensuring uniform messaging across the state and supporting DMS staff in carrying out all unwinding activities. Altarum’s Medicaid and CMS policy expertise, overall project management strategy, communications planning, direct staff training, and stakeholder engagement efforts will support the transition back to normal operations from the PHE as seamlessly as possible.
Our support provides increased capacity and expertise for states navigating complex policy considerations and waiver redesign while managing the shifting unwinding timelines. Through partnership with Altarum, the state will ensure all individuals served by Medicaid, and the staff and organizations that support them, understand the upcoming PHE unwinding and are able to act on all necessary steps to avoid any potential gaps in coverage—beginning with more than 300k enrollees with renewals set to start in April, 2023.
If your state is interested in learning how Altarum could be support your PHE unwinding or renewal efforts, contact Delivery Systems Transformation Senior Director Krissy Azeem.