DOH Issues DSS Eligibility Guidance

Carl J. Pucci in Clinical & Quality

DOH has released guidance informing local Department of Social Services (DSS) offices of changes which support Medicaid eligibility and enrollment. The General Information System (GIS) noted below provides detail on Medicaid eligibility during the emergency period, including recertification and Medicaid application directives.

Below is the LISTSERV Announcement: 

Dear MRT Listserv Subscriber, 

On April 2, 2020, the Department of Health released a General Information System (GIS) message to inform local departments of social services (LDSS) of several changes to support Medicaid eligibility and enrollment during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. These changes are effective immediately and shall remain in effect for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

This GIS has been posted at:

Thank you.

Medicaid Redesign Team Updates
Office of Health Insurance Programs
New York State Department of Health
Albany, NY 12237 


Carl J. Pucci
Chief Financial Officer
518-462-4800 x36