LDH updates Medicaid members on effects from coronavirus

Posted at 4:14 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 17:14:38-04

The Louisiana Department of Health provided updates on Friday regarding how the coronavirus pandemic will affect those currently receiving Medicaid.

Current Medicaid members will not lose coverage for any reason other than death, permanently moving out of state, or requesting an end to their coverage.

Some members may have received a notice saying their coverage was going to end on April 30, says LDH, but even those who received this letter will not lose coverage. These members will receive another letter stating that health care coverage will continue.

Federal stimulus checks issued under the CARES Act will not impact Medicaid eligibility. For long term care recipients, this exclusion applies for 12 months.

For Medicaid questions, email or call 888-342-6207.

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