As mentioned in the prior HealthCare News (HCN) article Important Updates Regarding North Dakota Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion Health Coverage, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Public Health Emergency (PHE) was put into place in 2020 that required the North Dakota’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to not process any redetermination status of Medicaid members.
Now that the PHE has ended, DHHS has started the redetermination process for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion (ME) members in April 2023. Some members have already lost coverage effective June 1, 2023. The redetermination process will continue throughout the year and is based on renewal date for the member.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) currently serves about 34,000 ME members. It is estimated that 8,000 to 10,000 ME members will lose their coverage after the redetermination review is completed by DHHS.
We are here to help your patients.
If a patient mentions losing their Medicaid Expansion coverage, they can be directed to contact BCBSND. We can assist your patients with questions on health insurance coverage if they no longer qualify for Medicaid or Medicaid Expansion. With available tax credits, monthly premiums may be as low as $0 per month.
Below are resources you can share with patients:
- Connect with a BCBSND representative by calling 1-888-610-5302.
- Go to www.bcbsnd.com/covered for information on health insurance plans.