DATE: JUNE 1, 2013
Manual: Aged, Blind, and Disabled Medicaid
Change No: 07-13
To: County Directors of Social Services
Effective: June 1, 2013
One of the required upcoming changes in Medicaid due to the Affordable Care Act is for a Medicaid certification period to be 12 month. Therefore, policy is revised to match the length of certification periods for MAABD with other programs. Having no income, unpredictable income or unstable income is no longer a factor in determining the certification period for Medicaid. The certification period for medically needy and LTC remains 6 months. In addition, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other federal agencies use the term beneficiary instead of recipient. To match their terminology, as policy changes, recipient and A/R will be changed to beneficiary and A/B.
This policy is effective June 1, 2013.
If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact a Medicaid Program Representative.
Carol Steckel, MPH, Director
(This material was researched and written by Pam Cooper, Policy Consultant, Medicaid Eligibility Unit)
For questions or clarification on any of the policy contained in these manuals, please contact your local county office.