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Participants can find the latest Medicaid information related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Check back often for updates. For general coronavirus information, ​visit coronavirus.maryland.gov​.​ ​

Time to Request a Fair Hearing Extended -- Updated July 1, 2021

Governor Hogan declared the end of the Maryland State of Emergency due to COVID-19 effective July 1, 2021.  Maryland Medicaid previously extended the time for Medicaid participants and applicants to ask for a fair hearing under COMAR 10.01.04 until 30 days after the state of emergency ends .  Beginning August 1, 2021, normal timelines for filing a fair hearing request will resume consistent with the timelines established under COMAR 10.01.04.04D. 

On August 14, 2020, the Department rescinded the previous suspension of the deadlines for providers to file appeals under COMAR 10.09.36.09.

Maryland Children’s Health Program Premium (MCHP) and Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID)​ Premium Payments reinstated effective September 2021 -- Updated July 1, 2021

Governor Hogan declared the end of the Maryland State of Emergency due to COVID-19 effective July 1, 2021.  The national federal Public Health Emergency due to COVID-19 remains in place.   

The Program will resume collecting monthly premium payments for the Maryland Children’s Health Program Premium (MCHP) and Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID) programs.  These payments were previously suspended for services between March 2020 and August 2021.   

  • Enrollees will be sent an invoice in August for September services.  Payment is due by August 31st.   
  • Enrollees who submitted premium payments for services between March 2020 and August 2021 will receive a credit to their account. 
  • Enrollees who do not pay their premiums for services beginning September 2021 will not be disenrolled until the calendar month after the federal public health emergency ends. Enrollees will be responsible for payment of any unpaid balance accrued beginning September 2021 following the end of the public health emergency. 
 For more information, see health.maryland.gov/payments.  

Assessment Fee for Increased Community Service (ICS) Payment Extension is Ending -- July 1, 2021

Governor Hogan declared the end of the Maryland State of Emergency due to COVID-19 effective July 1, 2021.  The national federal Public Health Emergency due to COVID-19 remains in place.  

During Maryland's Coronavirus (COVID-19) state of emergency, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) delayed assessment fee payments for Increased Community Services (ICS). For those who have a scheduled recurring payment on the payment portal, MDH did not withdraw payment during this time. Services remained in effect.  

Assessment fee payments will be due 60 days after the state of emergency issued by Governor Hogan ends. MDH will contact participants to let them know when they will have to begin payment again. This action delayed payment during the state of emergency only. Participants must make payment in the future for payments delayed during this time. MDH will send participants information about repayment.  For more information, see health.maryland.gov/payments​.

​Medicaid Renewals Extended to December 31, 2021 -- Updated June 10, 2021

If you are due to renew your Medicaid coverage, Maryland Medical Assistance is extending your renewal until December 31, 2021. Medicaid will not cancel your coverage during this time. The renewal date may change again due to the current state of emergency. Check this page for updates.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

March 2021 COVID-19 Relief Stimulus Checks and Medicaid Eligibility

Stimulus checks are not counted towards income when applying for or determining Medicaid eligibility. A third stimulus, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, was signed into law on March 11. It includes a direct stimulus payment of $1,400 to most Americans. COVID-19 relief payments are not considered income. Payment status updates are available at irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment.​

Change to the Medicaid HealthChoice Helpline -- April 16, 2020

Due to the state of emergency, the Maryland Medicaid HealthChoice Helpline is moving to a voicemai​l system until further notice. For help, please leave a brief message with your name and a number where we can reach you. HealthChoice Helpline staff will call you. 'No caller ID' may show when we call. Please answer.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​