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Ensuring Access to Medicaid Benefits and Services in the Face of Standardized Eligibility Criteria

By MaryBeth Musumeci & Sarah Somers

States are seeking ways to curb the cost of Medicaid by changing the standard medical criteria used to determine Medicaid eligibility. Because these changes may violate federal Medicaid law, advocates must be diligent in recognizing state noncompliance. Advocates can use legal strategies and resources to help clients retain their much-needed Medicaid benefits.

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