Maryland Medicaid

​Medicaid Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates

Participant Updates

Participants can find the latest Medicaid information here during the COVID-19 outbreak. Check back often for updates.

TIme to Request a Fair Hearing Extended

Maryland Medicaid has extended the time for Medicaid participants and applicants to ask for a fair hearing. As of March 12, 2020, you now have 30 days after the state of emergency ends to file for your fair hearing. 

Change to the Medicaid HealthChoice Helpline

Due to the state of emergency, the Maryland Medicaid HealthChoice Helpline is moving to email until further notice. For help, email mdh.hchelpline@maryland.gov. Include your name, a number where we can reach you, and briefly tell us how we can help you. HealthChoice Helpline staff will call you. "No caller ID" may show when we call. Please answer. We must call you and cannot answer your email. This email is only for the Medicaid HealthChoice Helpline.​


Department of Social Services (DSS) Offices Closed to the Public

All Department of Social Services (DSS) offices closed to the public on March 18, 2020. You can still get services online at mydhrbenefits.dhr.state.md.us​ or by calling 1-800-332-6347.

If you need to apply for Medical Assistance or other health insurance, apply online at www.marylandhealthconnection.gov.

​Medicaid Renewals Due March 31 Now Extended

If you are due to renew your Medicaid coverage by March 31, Maryland Medical Assistance is extending your renewal until April 30, 2020. 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. 


​Provider Updates

During this rapidly evolving situation, we will provide updates as they become available. All Medicaid Providers should check this page often for updates. 

For general information on coronavirus visit coronavirus.maryland.gov​.

  • COVID-19 #8: Temporary Waiver Premiium Payments for Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID) and Maryland Children's Health Program Premium (MCHP Premium - March 30,2020
  • COVID-19 #7​: Disposable Medical Supplies (DMS) and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) - March 28, 2020
  • MEMO: Provider Enrollment COVID-19 Temporary Changes - March 27, 2020
  • MEMO​: Updated Medicaid Telehealth Program Guidance - March 27, 2020
  • COVID-19 #6: Temporary Expansion of Remote Patient Monitoring Service - March 27, 2020
  • NOTICE: Extension of Medicaid Appeals - March 24, 2020
  • COVID-19 #5: Temporary Authorization of Legally-Responsible Family Members to be Paid to Provide Personal Assistance Services During the State of Emergency and Other Waivers - March 24, 2020
  • COVID-19 #4a: Temporary Authorization of Audio-Only Health Care Services to Mitigate Possible Spread of Novel Coronavirus - March 21, 2020
  • COVID-19 #4b: Temporary Authorization of Audio-Only Health Care Services to Mitigate Possible Spread of Novel Coronavirus - March 21, 2020
  • COVID-19 #4c: Temporary Authorization of Audio-Only Health Care Services to Mitigate Possible Spread of Novel Coronavirus - March 21, 2020
  • MEMO:  Personal Assistance Provider COVID-19 Continuity of Services - March 20, 2020
  • COVID-19 #3: Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) Guidance - March 18, 2020 and MEMO: Additional NEMT Guidance Issued - March 24, 2020
  • COVID-19 #2: Temporary Closure of Adult Medical Day Care Facilities, Interim Guidance, and Administrative Per Diem Rate - March 16, 2020
  • COVID-19 #1: Temporary Expansion of Medicaid Regulations to Permit Delivery of Telehealth Services to the Home - March 11, 2020

Section 1135 Waiver Requests to Assist Healthcare Providers in Responding to COVID-19 

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 ​- ​Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services response - March 26, 2020.​

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

​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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