Maryland Medicaid

​Medicaid Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates

Click on the Medicaid COVID-19 Provider Updates or Medicaid COVID-19 Participant Updates image to view the latest information.

1135 Waiver 

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) sent an 1135 waiver application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on March 20, 2020. The State can submit additional amendments to the 1135 waiver to address the COVID-19 outbreak. MDH expects to ask for more changes as needed to continue operations during this state of emergency. Check back for updates to this waiver. 

Section 1135 Waiver​ - Maryland Request for Section 1135 Waiver Flexibilities Related to Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID- 19) National Emergency and Public Health Emergency ​-- March 20, 2020

Approval of Section 1135 Waiver Reques​t ​- ​Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services response -- March 26, 2020.​

Approval of Section 1135 Waiver 2nd Request​ - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services response -- May 6, 2020

Approval of Section 1135 Waiver 3rd Request​ - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services response -- July 31, 2020

Approval of Section 1135 Waiver 4th Request​​ - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services response -- August 31, 2020

See the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for more information on 1135 Waivers​.​

Appendix K 

Appendix K Approval Letter - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approval amending 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder,  Adults with Brain Injury, Home and Community Based Options, Model Waiver for Fragile Children, and Medical Day Care Services to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic -- April 24,2020

APPENDIX K: Emergency Preparedness and Response​ and COVID-19 Addendum​ - Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder,  Adults with Brain Injury, Home and Community Based Options, Model Waiver for Fragile Children, and Medical Day Care Services -- April 24, 2020

Appendix K Approval Letter - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approval amending 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers for Family Supports, Community Supports, and Community Pathways to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic -- April 23,2020

APPENDIX K: Emergency Preparedness and Response​ - Family Supports, Community Supports, and Community Pathways Waivers -- April 23, 2020

State Plan

Approval of State Plan Amendment (SPA) #20-0003​ - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services -- May 4, 2020

Approval of State Plan Amendment (SPA) # 20-0001​ - ​Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services -- April 17, 2020.​

​Behavioral Health ASO Updates

For the most recent Behavioral Health ASO updates, visit Optum Maryland Provider Alerts.


​Medicaid General Information

Participants and applicants can find information on how and where to apply for benefits.

Health care providers and researchers can find billing information, data, and published reports.

Information on committees, activities, and other Departmental efforts that are underway regarding health care in Maryland are also available here.

Maryland Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) Model Grant

Behavioral Health System of Care

Maryland Medicaid Parity Compliance Report

Alternative Benefit Plan

Maryland Medicaid Fee-for-Service Access Monitoring Review Plan

Maryland Medicaid Opioid DUR Workgroup

Maryland Medicaid 1115 Waiver Renewal (Amendment) and Post-Award Forum

 ePREP is Live! Click here for more information.

Program Resources

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