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Sep 22, 2006

Enrollment in the AMP/ABW/Plan A will be open from September 1 to October 31, 2006.

Jul 11, 2006

There is no longer a work requirement for families applying for Direct Support Services (DSS) from DHS.

Jul 11, 2006

More low income women will be able to receive no-cost family planning services under Michigan’s newly-approved Medicaid Family Planning waiver.

Jul 11, 2006

Medical transportation is ensured for transportation to and from medical services providers for Medicaid-covered services.In some instances, clients can be reimbursed for expenses incurred for transporation. A time limit in which to request prior authorization has been added.

Jul 11, 2006

Elimination of orientation requirements as a condition of Family Independence Program (FIP) eligibility.

Jul 10, 2006

The procedure for reimbursement of medical expenses has been revised. A client may be eligible for reimbursement of medical expenses he or she paid to providers for a retroactive eligibility period.

Jul 07, 2006

Simplified Reporting (SR) Groups remain in SR throughout the current benefit period unless they report changes at their semi-annual contact or redetermination that make them ineligible for SR.

Jul 07, 2006

Policy allowing for early cash payments for Child Day Care (CDC) has been eliminated.

Jul 07, 2006

The Family Independence Program (FIP) grantee has been added to the list of persons who can be the Child Day Care (CDC) applicant for a child needing care.

Jul 01, 2006

Children's Clothing Allowance will again be issued this year. Eligibility will include an allowance for all children eligible for FIP for August 2006. The allowance is $45.00 per child. It is excluded as income for all programs.

May 18, 2006

Effective May 1, 2006, FIP grants no longer vary by Shelter Areas or County of Residence – all grants will be at the payment standard for Shelter Area VI;
FIP grants no longer vary depending on whether the adult is exempt from Work First;
FIP grants for families with parents on SSI (Supplemental Security Income) will be reduced to the “Ineligible grantee” payment amount;
The income limit for Low Income Family (LIF) Medicaid will be 37.5% of the federal poverty level (FPL).

May 02, 2006

Enrollment in the AMP/ABW/Plan A will be open from June 1 to June 30, 2006.

Apr 27, 2006

Medicaid recipients in Medicaid Health Plans (MHPs) are able to switch plans during the month of May; Some MHPs will begin charging new co-payments for services in July 2006; Some MHPs have changed the counties that they serve

Apr 27, 2006

All native born and naturalized US Citizens who apply or are recertified for Medicaid must provide documentation of their citizenship

Apr 11, 2006

Many non-citizens are being denied or terminated from Medicaid and MOMS based on lack of residency, due to illegal policy and/or policy interpretations