MaineCare renewals resumed in April 2023 for renewals due in May 2023. This dashboard tracks MaineCare renewal activity throughout the yearlong process to review eligibility for over 400,000 members.
For more information about the MaineCare unwinding process, how DHHS is supporting MaineCare members during redetermination, and what steps MaineCare members should take to complete the renewal process visit mainecare.gov/unwinding.
Data points included in this report cover a reporting period of May through November 26, 2023. This dashboard update is based on more current data than reflected in previous months’ updates.
Important notes on the data and a list of acronyms and definitions are included below.
Updated: December 1, 2023
- DHHS is implementing a process called “passive renewal” or “ex parte" starting with members due for renewal in August. This process allows the Department to check other data sources to determine a member’s eligibility and, if they are found to be eligible, automatically renew their MaineCare coverage without requiring the member to manually complete and return a renewal form. In light ofnew CMS engagement with all states August regarding ex parte renewal, DHHS is continuing to suspend disenrollment of members for the “procedural” reason of not returning their recertification form until further notice.
- **A small number of MaineCare members have been disenrolled for “procedural” reasons during this reporting period. This includes members who returned their recertification form but did not respond to subsequent requests for additional information from the Office for Family Independence (OFI).
- The slight decreases in the numbers of people referred to the SBM and those terminated for procedural reasons reflect data updates and refinements and are expected to be temporary.
Acronyms & Definitions
- MaineCare: Maine’s Medicaid program
- Ex parte / passive renewals: A process that allows renewal of coverage without the individual completing a form or providing documentation