Rhode Island Medicaid member renewal process

Q1 Word of Mouth newsletter 2024

As of April 2023, the state of Rhode Island has continued its Medicaid member renewal process after a brief pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since there was a high backlog of Medicaid renewals, you may have patients who either have or will receive a renewal notice between Dec. 1, 2023, and March 31, 2024.

Tips to get your patients ready for a Medicaid renewal

Help your patients navigate their Medicaid renewal by sharing the following information for their convenience:

  • Update their contact information to help ensure the state has their current address, phone number and email. They can update their contact information by one of the following methods:
    • Visit or download the HealthyRhode mobile app
    • Call Health Source Rhode Island at 855-840-4774 Monday- Friday, except holidays, from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. ET
    • Visit the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) offices in person
  • Watch for a yellow or green notice in the mail. The state may tell them that their coverage is being automatically renewed or will ask for more information.
  • Submit their signed renewal form and any other documents the state requests by the date on their notice


If you have questions or need assistance with verifying a patient’s Medicaid eligibility, contact Gainwell at 401-784-8100 or 800-964-6211.