IM-08 UPDATE TO APPLICATION REQUEST (IM-1REQ) FOR ALL MO HEALTHNET (MHN) PROGRAMS

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT:  UPDATE TO APPLICATION REQUEST (IM-1REQ) FOR ALL MO HEALTHNET (MHN) PROGRAMS

FORM REVISION #
IM-1REQ

 

DISCUSSION:

The IM-1REQ has been updated to be used for all MHN programs, including Family MO HealthNet programs and MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled programs.

Family Support Division staff mail the IM-1REQ and an Application for Health Coverage & Help Paying Costs (IM-1SSL) when an individual requests a paper application.

The IM-1REQ is now available to staff only in the FSD Intranet Income Maintenance (IM) Forms Manual.

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

 

KE/cj

 

IM-07 NEW FLYERS AND BROCHURES ADDED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS) FORMS MANUAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT:  NEW FLYERS AND BROCHURES ADDED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS) FORMS MANUAL

 

DISCUSSION:

DSS has added several flyers & brochures recently that will be beneficial to many Family Support Division (FSD) participants. These can be provided to participants at FSD Resource Centers and accessed by community partners or participants in the DSSManuals Forms Manual.

Some of the flyers & brochures are new and some are updates to previously available documents. The new flyers & brochures replace all older versions and the older versions should be obsoleted and destroyed.

The new & updated documents include:

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

 

KE/cj

IM-06 UPDATE TO FEDERAL NOTICE REQUIREMENTS IN THE LEGAL ASPECTS MANUAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT:  UPDATE TO FEDERAL NOTICE REQUIREMENTS IN THE LEGAL ASPECTS MANUAL

MANUAL REVISION #
0130.005.05.30

 

DISCUSSION:

Legal Aspects manual section 0130.005.05.30 Federal Notice Requirements has been updated to correct a typographical error regarding legal reference 45 CFR 92.101 Meaningful access for individuals with limited English proficiency.

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

 

KE/ams

IM-05 ADULT EXPANSION GROUP (AEG) ADDED TO FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) PROGRAMS LIST IN THE MAGI MANUAL

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT:  ADULT EXPANSION GROUP (AEG) ADDED TO FAMILY MO HEALTHNET (MAGI) PROGRAMS LIST IN THE MAGI MANUAL

MANUAL REVISION #
1800.000.00

 

DISCUSSION:

AEG has been added to the program list under MO HealthNet for Families in manual section 1800.000.00 Family MO HealthNet Programs.

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

 

KE/ams

IM-04 CENSUS INCOME FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT:  CENSUS INCOME FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)

 

DISCUSSION:

Temporary Census income, introduced in IM-070 Temporary Census Employees Earnings, was excluded as income for SNAP during the 2020 Census project. Census income is now included income for SNAP.

Census income should be entered as:

  • Type – Earned Income (EI)
  • Source – Census Temporary (CT)

The system has been updated to include Census income on SNAP cases.

The FAMIS Income Code chart has been updated.

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

 

KE/ks

IM-03 UPDATES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL TYPES OF MEDICAL COST ALLOWED

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT:  UPDATES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) MANUAL TYPES OF MEDICAL COST ALLOWED

MANUAL REVISION #
1115.035.15.10

 

DISCUSSION:

The SNAP manual was updated to include certain types of Cannabidiol (CBD) oil and medication packaging services such as MedBox and PillPack as allowable prescription expenses per clarification from the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

 

KE/tl

IM-02 THE APPLICATION FOR MO HEALTHNET (MEDICAID) (IM-1MA) IS NO LONGER ACCEPTED AFTER 12/31/2021

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT:  THE APPLICATION FOR MO HEALTHNET (MEDICAID) (IM-1MA) IS NO LONGER ACCEPTED AFTER 12/31/2021

 

DISCUSSION:

IM-63 dated June 28, 2021 announced that the IM-1MA should no longer be used to apply for MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD) and is obsolete. The following note from IM-63 is retracted and is not to be followed:

NOTE: If an IM-1MA is received after 12/31/2021, FSD staff must send an IM-1SSL and IM-1ABDS to the participant. If the IM-1SSL is returned within 30 days, the date of application is the date the IM-1MA was first received.

Family Support Division (FSD) honored the IM-1MA through 12/31/2021 as a valid application. After 12/31/2021, do NOT register an IM-1MA as a valid application— instead:

  • Send the applicant a Request for Information (IM-31A), an Application for Health Coverage & Help Paying Costs (IM-1SSL), and an Aged, Blind, and Disabled Supplement (IM-1ABDS).
    • The IM-31A should explain that the application received is not valid and that the applicant can apply using the enclosed application, apply online, or apply by phone.

When the IM-1SSL is returned:

  • Verify that it is signed.
  • Register the application and follow established processing procedures to explore all MO HealthNet programs.

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

  • Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

 

KE/cj

IM-01 GATEWAY TO BETTER HEALTH TRANSITION LETTER AND UPDATED MO HEALTHNET (MHN) ELIGIBILITY REVIEW FORM (IM-1U)

FROM:  KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR

SUBJECT:  GATEWAY TO BETTER HEALTH TRANSITION LETTER AND UPDATED MO HEALTHNET (MHN) ELIGIBILITY REVIEW FORM (IM-1U)

FORM REVISION #
IM-1U
GTBH Transition Letter

 

DISCUSSION:

Beginning 11/19/2021, many current Gateway to Better Health (GTBH) participants were mailed a Gateway to Better Health Transition Letter and an IM-1U. These letters and forms may be sent to participants multiple times, until the form is returned or the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

Participants should complete the form and return it to the Family Support Division (FSD) by the date listed on the review form. FSD will use the information to explore MHN Adult Expansion Group (AEG) for those participants.

If a participant wishes to contact FSD by phone, FSD may explore AEG eligibility by completing a phone application and returning a review form is not necessary. Participants can call FSD Contact Center at 855-373-9994 to complete a phone application.

NOTE: Some GTBH participants will NOT receive a review form or letter as they are already part of a Family MO HealthNet (MAGI) household and additional information is not needed to explore eligibility for AEG.

The IM-1U was updated to gather all of the information necessary to explore AEG and eligibility for other MHN programs.

When a form needs to be replaced, staff can print the IM-1U for the participant.

 

NECESSARY ACTION:

Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.

 

KE/cj