A. MA-2301, Conducting a Face to Face Interview, VI. B. and MA-2320, Re-Enrollment, VII.F. explains that a pregnant Medicaid recipient should be encouraged to use a PMH. The word “choose” has been replaced with “use”. Do not link to the PMH unless it is also the PCP.
B. MA-2504, Alien Requirements, X.D. has been changed to include the name, address and contact information for MAXIMUS. MAXIMUS can receive more than 50 pages of fax, so that reference has been removed from policy and forms.
DATE: OCTOBER 26, 2011
Manual: Aged, Blind, and Disabled Medicaid
Change No: 19-11
To: County Directors of Social Services
Effective: UPON RECEIPT
If a pregnant Medicaid recipient’s aid program category covers pregnancy, she is eligible to participate in the PMH program. The PMH program covers all categories of eligibility, not only Medicaid for Pregnant Women (MPW). The county should explain the benefits of using a PMH. The caseworker should only link a pregnant Medicaid recipient participating in the PMH program to a PMH provider that is also the recipient’s Primary Care Provider (PCP).
Effective October 1, 2011, MAXIMUS is the new contractor for all alien emergency service reviews. MAXIMUS can receive the reviews either by mail, fax, or CD/ DVD. Please send all reviews using the DMA-5135, Date(s) of Emergency Services Requested For An Alien, as the cover letter to:
Attn: Michele M. Kraynik RN, Esq.
Project Director, State Appeals
50 Square Drive, Suite 120
Victor, NY 14564
Fax number: 585-869-3355.
MAXIMUS has set up a dedicated fax line for North Carolina reviews. The fax line is directly linked to their computers using ACTIVEFAX. There is no limit as to how many pages can be received by fax. Procedures for electronic submission are being researched and developed.
This policy is effective upon receipt.
If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact your Medicaid Program Representative.
Craigan L. Gray, MD. MBA. JD.
(This material was researched and written by Susan Castle, Policy Consultant, Medicaid Eligibility Unit.)
For questions or clarification on any of the policy contained in these manuals, please contact your local county office.