DATE: SEPTEMBER 7, 2005
SUBJECT: EMERGENCY MEDICAID PROCEDURES FOR HURRICANE KATRINA VICTIMS
DISTRIBUTION: COUNTY DIRECTORS OF SOCIAL SERVICES
MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY STAFF
In response to the destruction resulting from Hurricane Katrina, North Carolina Medicaid is coordinating efforts to provide essential services for Medicaid recipients who have evacuated to North Carolina from Louisiana (LA), Mississippi (MS), and Alabama (AL).
This addendum provides a policy change only for Mecklenburg County concerning the Carolina Access exempt code.
Because the Carolina Access auto-assignment algorithm in Mecklenburg County includes the exempt 9900030 code, another exempt code has been activated specifically for Mecklenburg County. Enter the exempt code 9900040 in EIS for applicants for Hurricane Katrina evacuees only.
This policy is effective August 1, 2005 through November 30, 2005.
Should you encounter situations in which you need additional guidance, please contact your Medicaid Program Representative.
(This material was researched and written by Susan Ryan, Policy Project Manager, Medicaid Eligibility Unit.)
For questions or clarification on any of the policy contained in these manuals, please contact your local county office.