DATE: NOVEMBER 19, 2002
SUBJECT: Termination of QI2 Program
DISTRIBUTION: County Director of Social Services
Medicaid Eligibility Staff
DMA Administrative Letter No. 11-03 provided instructions on submitting QI2 Check Registers and issuance of QI2 checks for 2002. This letter also notified you of the termination of the QI2 program effective December 31, 2002. An attachment provided you a copy of the notice of termination that we planned to send to recipients with the QI2 checks in December 2002.
DMA has received additional information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) that affect the content of the recipient notice; therefore, the notice has been revised. Attached is the revised Notice of Your QI2 Medicare Savings Program is Ending.
Continue to take and process QI2 applications through December 31, 2002 following instructions in MA-2165. Do not take QI2 applications after December 31, 2002. Complete all QI2 applications taken in 2002 by January 16, 2003.
Since the QI2 program is ending December 31, 2002, re-enrollment forms, return envelope, and rights and responsibilities insert will not be included with the 2002 QI2 checks.
Do not transfer a case to QI2 with an effective date of January 1, 2003 or later. If the individual is eligible for another Medicaid program, transfer the case to that program. If he is not eligible in another program, terminate the case.
Please refer questions to your Medicaid Program Representative.
(This material was researched and written by Mary Spivey, EIS Consultant, Medicaid Eligibility Unit.)
For questions or clarification on any of the policy contained in these manuals, please contact your local county office.