Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES (HCB) REFERRAL UPDATE
MANUAL REVISION #
The purpose of this memorandum is to introduce a clarification added to the MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD) Manual.
Section 0820.030.10.05 has been updated to clarify that a Home and Community Based (HCB) referral is not needed when the participant is eligible for MHABD Non-Spend Down (MHNS).
MHNS provides the same coverage as HCB.
Refer to the HCB vs HCBS chart for further clarification of coverage and eligibility for HCB which requires a referral to DHSS versus HCBS services provided under non-spend down or spend down coverage.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.
- Do not submit an IM-54A for an individual who is eligible for MHNS.