B. Reinforces not to terminate Medicaid until ineligibility has been determined for each individual in the case. Included are instructions to evaluate for Medicaid in all Medicaid categories, including MPW and MAABD, and NC Health Choice at re-enrollment.
E. Currently, the state mails postcards to MIC and NCHC families to remind them to return their re-enrollment forms. These postcards are mailed 25 days after the mailing of the re-enrollment forms. Beginning February, the postcards will be mailed 10 calendar days prior to the mailing of the re-enrollment forms.
DATE: JANUARY 22, 2002
Manual: Family and Children’s Medicaid
Change No: 14-02
To: County Directors of Social Services
Effective: February 1, 2002
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to ensure that eligible families continue to receive Medicaid benefits. In a State Medicaid Director letter to all states dated April 7, 2000, CMS clarified federal requirements to process re-enrollment for ongoing Medicaid eligibility. Included in the clarification was when to use information that is already available to the state during the re-enrollment process.
Apply to re-enrollments scheduled on or after February 1, 2002.
A. Remove MA-3310.
B. Insert MA-3310.
C. Insert Figure 1, DMA-5077.
Please refer questions to your Medicaid Program Representative.
Nina M. Yeager
[This policy was researched and written by Dora Boissy, Policy Consultant, Medicaid Eligibility Unit.]
For questions or clarification on any of the policy contained in these manuals, please contact your local county office.