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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is seeking a five-year Medicaid Section 1115 Research and Demonstration Waiver in an effort to reduce postpartum maternal morbidity and mortality in Michigan. Michigan believes that an 1115 waiver is the correct authority for this change. This waiver request would extend the eligibility period of postpartum coverage from 60 days to 365 days. Extended postpartum coverage will increase access to health care coverage and ensure continuity of care during this important period.

MDHHS submitted the concept paper below to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on March 9, 2021. 
Concept Paper - Section 1115 Demonstration

Additional information will be posted to this page as it becomes available.

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