Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: REGINALD E. McELHANNON, INTERIM DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: NEW MO HEALTHNET FOR THE AGED, BLIND AND DISABLED (MHABD) MANUAL
In order to streamline and improve ease of access to MHABD policies, the MHN Program and Policy Unit is working to combine the following manuals into one manual:
- December 1973 Eligibility Requirements (1000.000.00)
- Medical Assistance for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (0800.000.00)
- Supplemental Aid to the Blind (0400.000.00)
- Supplemental Nursing Care (0600.000.00)
- Supplemental Payments (0700.000.00)
- Blind Pension (0500.000.00)
- Gateway to Better Health (1600.000.00)
Additionally, sections of the General Information manual that pertain only to MHABD programs will be removed or obsoleted.
As part of this process, the numbering system of the new MHABD manual will be different than previous manuals. The new manual will be broken down by sections, chapters and subsections.
For example: Section 1 Chapter 1 and its subsections will contain general information about MHABD programs. Section 2 Chapter 2 and its subsections will contain information regarding requests for benefits as these apply specifically to MHABD programs and so on. The individual subsections will appear as follows:
Section 2 Chapter 2
2.2.40 Specialized Application Procedures
The first number is the section number. The second number (after the first period) is the chapter number. The numbers that follow the second period are the subsection numbers.
Memos will be issued when new manual sections are added and as others are obsoleted. Because all new sections are being updated with current laws, regulations and procedures, when a new section is added, any previously released policy held in memos or manuals should be disregarded.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.