Manual: Aged, Blind, and Disabled Medicaid
Change No: 15-07
To: County Directors of Social Services
Make the following change(s)
MA-2410, Medicare Enrollment and Buy-in, has been changed to specifically allow the counties to do open/shut applications for months there is no Medicare coverage and then authorize an ongoing certification period when Medicare coverage begins for the remainder of the certification period. This change also clarifies when the waiting period begins under such circumstances. EIS Manual Section 3520, Medicare Entitlement and Enrollment, was revised (EIS Change Notice # 03-07) to allow this.
This policy is effective September 1, 2007. Apply this change to all applications taken or pending and to all re-determinations started or pending on or after September 1, 2007.
If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact your Medicaid Program Representative.
Mark T. Benton, Director
(This material was researched and written by William Appel, Policy Consultant, Medicaid Eligibility Unit)
For questions or clarification on any of the policy contained in these manuals, please contact your local county office.