A. MA-2504, Citizen/Alien Requirements, has been revised to place auto newborns on Chart 1 (Code 10). Children whose birth is covered by Medicaid are deemed eligible for auto newborn coverage through the month they turn age one, and are considered to have provided satisfactory documentation of citizenship and identity, and further documentation is not required. In addition, reference to being born in a U.S. hospital has been removed as a result of further research. The child must be born in the United States.
DATE: NOVEMBER 1, 2009
Manual: Adult, Blind, Disabled Medicaid
Change No: 14-09
To: County Directors of Social Services
Effective: November 01, 2009
The Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA or Public Law 111-3) was signed into law on February 4, 2009. One provision of CHIPRA 2009 is that newborn babies born in the United states and whose mother was covered by Medicaid for the delivery are now exempt from having to provide further verification for citizenship and identity.
This policy is effective November 01, 2009. Apply this policy to any applications or redeterminations taken or pending on or after November 01, 2009.
If you have any questions, please contact your Medicaid Program Representative.
Craigan L. Gray, MD, MBA, JD, Director
This material was researched and written by Grace Lane, Policy Consultant, Medicaid Eligibility Unit.
For questions or clarification on any of the policy contained in these manuals, please contact your local county office.