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Feb 26, 2004

Food and Nutrition Service issues new guidelines for intentional program violations

Feb 10, 2004

Local Family Independence Agency offices may use Emergency Services funds to assist clients in meeting unmet required payments for energy services under the State Emergency Relief (SER) program. They also may use ES funds to expand payment maximums for energy services if the client meets all other eligibility requirements for SER energy services.

Feb 09, 2004

Termination of Medicaid when Healthy Kids Medicaid eligibility ends, without any pre-termination effort to redetermine eligibility under other categories, appears to violate federal law.

Feb 09, 2004

Only individuals who require help with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) will be able to qualify for Home Help Services (HHS) under new HHS policy, and new maximums are established for the number of hours of HHS an individual may receive for help with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs). HHS recipientsÂ’ medical need must be re-certified on an annual basis.

Jan 06, 2004

The new Freedom to Work Act allows certain disabled individuals to continue Medicaid coverage under certain conditions.

Jan 06, 2004

Day care aides and relative care providers are now required to provide verification of identity along with verification of age and a valid Social Security number. Providers wishing to change types will need to fill out new forms. Relative care providers must report any changes in adults living in the household.

Jan 06, 2004

Policy has changed for clients who express a willingness to comply with WorkFirst activities.

Jan 05, 2004

Persons in jail or prison are eligible for Medicaid (MA) inpatient services.

Jan 05, 2004

Additional Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries (ALMB) has been extended until at least March 31, 2004.

Jan 05, 2004

Clarification of Budgeting of Child Support Income

Jan 05, 2004

Revised Limits and Allowances for Medicaid (MA), Transitional Medicaid Program (TMAP), and MIChild

Jan 05, 2004

Annual Cost of Living Allowance (COLA)

Jan 05, 2004

New Directory for Medicaid Provider Manual

Jan 05, 2004

The Beneficiary Monitoring Program (BMP) policy describes the criteria used to identify beneficiaries potentially misusing or overusing Medicaid services.

Dec 01, 2003

The Family Independence Agency (FIA) will ensure that applications filed the business day following the furlough days will be treated as if they were filed on the preceding furlough day. FIA has also made processing SER and expedited FAP applications a priority for the 2 holiday furlough periods.