News Story

CLS Negotiates Opportunity for Medicaid Reinstatement

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

In July 2011, the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) announced that it would be sending out redetermination packets to thousands of individuals who were overdue for a redetermination. From July 2011 until approximately January 2012, legal services and community agencies saw a significant increase in individuals losing Medical Assistance (MA) due to failure to return required verification. Approximately 90,000 children lost their MA during this time period.

Because of the concerns shared by our agency as well as many organizations across the Commonwealth about this sharp decline in enrollment, Community Legal Services and our law firm partner Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP began discussions with DPW to find a mutually agreeable solution.