By: Sarah Grusin
During the Medicaid continuous coverage unwinding, automatic or “ex parte” renewals will be critical to keeping people enrolled. States are required to attempt the ex parte process for all Medicaid enrollees, including non-MAGI enrollees with asset tests. But states report continued problems completing ex parte renewals for these individuals, disproportionately impacting Medicaid enrollees who are age 65 or older, blind, or disabled. This document summarizes CMS guidance on asset verification.