End of Medicaid Continuous Coverage & the Federal COVID PHE

The COVID-19 Federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) provided NC Medicaid beneficiaries continuous (ongoing) Medicaid health coverage. With the passage of Omnibus Bill in December 2022, states are no longer required to maintain the Medicaid continuous  coverage beginning April 1, 2023. This means states must start recertifying eligibility for all Medicaid beneficiaries.

NC Medicaid will begin the recertification (renewal) process April 1, 2023, for beneficiaries with renewal dates in June 2023. Medicaid recertification (renewal) is the way a beneficiary's information is reviewed to make sure they are still eligible for Medicaid health coverage.