More Than Half Of Missourians Who Were Dropped From Medicaid Didn’t Answer Mail

March 20, 2019

Industry Updates, Medicaid

About 60 percent of the approximately 70,000 Missourians purged from the state’s Medicaid program in 2018 lost coverage because they failed to reply to a mailed renewal form, according to state data.

The Missouri Department of Social Services started using an automated system to determine residents’ Medicaid eligibility last year. If the system couldn’t find their information, the state mailed enrollees renewal forms to complete and return.

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Original Article on St. Louis Public Radio