The CMS warned states not to terminate anyone from their Medicaid programs, effective March 18, and to cover all coronavirus-related treatment and testing without any cost sharing if they want to receive enhanced federal matching funds for managing the pandemic. The agency also ordered states to avoid charging premiums beyond rates in place as of Jan. 1 and not to tighten eligibility standards beyond those being used at the start of the year.
Medicaid programs must meet standards to qualify for emergency aid
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