IM-079 – UPDATES REGARDING AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE INFORMATION THE FOR MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND OR DISABLED (MHABD) PROGRAMS

Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri

TO:  ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES

FROM:  PATRICK LUEBBERING, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: 
   UPDATES REGARDING AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE INFORMATION THE FOR MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND OR DISABLED (MHABD) PROGRAMS

                              MANUAL REVISION #59
                              0130.020.000130.040.00
                              0803.020.000803.020.10.30
                              1802.020.301802.020.45

 

DISCUSSION:

The purpose of this memorandum is to announce that changes have been made to the information regarding authorized representatives for the MHABD MO HealthNet programs.  The General Info manual sections regarding authorized representatives for MO HealthNet programs have been moved to the Medical Assistance for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled manual.  The following sections are obsolete and lined-out:

Current policy for authorized representatives for MO HealthNet can be found at:

The following information has been added to Section 0803.020.10 Appointment of an Authorized Representative:

  • Authorized representative access to information the participant submitted to FSD online;
  • Authorized representative access after the participant’s death to information regarding online interactions between the participant and FSD;
  • A parent may not represent an MHABD participant who turns age 18 unless that participant:
    • appoints the parent as an authorized representative; or
    • the parent produces documents that show the parent is appointed by the court as guardian and/or conservator; or
    • the parent has the participant’s power of attorney.

NOTE:  Authorized representative policy links in the MAGI manual have been updated in the following sections:

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum and new manual sections with appropriate staff.

PL/kp