CMS issues final rule on eligibility, appeals, and enrollment in Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Exchanges pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

On November 30, 2016, a final rule issued by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) was published in the Federal Register (81 Fed. Reg. 86382), which, according to the preamble of the regulation, “continues our efforts to assist states in implementing Medicaid and CHIP eligibility, appeals, and enrollment changes required by the ACA.”
 
The rule finalizes the remaining provisions of a January 22, 2013 proposed rule that were not finalized in a July 15, 2013 final rule, which CMS believed states were already in the process of implementing.  

The November 30, 2016 final rule is quite extensive and contains amendments to 42 CFR Parts 407, 430, 431, 433, 435, and 457.  The rule is effective on January 20, 2017.