Family Healthcare (FAMIS)

0905.025.01 Annual Review (MHF)

IM-10 February 13, 2009IM-#12 January 20, 2000

Reviews of MO HealthNet for Families (MHF) cases are to be done annually. A MHF reinvestigation can be completed using information from the food stamp application or recertification when all MHF household members are part of the food stamp Eligibility Unit. When a reinvestigation of this type occurs, completion of the reinvestigation form is not required.

When a MO HealthNet for Families reinvestigation form (FA402) is received within the same month that the case closed due to failure to complete and return a reinvestigation form, take appropriate action to cancel close the case and process the reinvestigation using current procedures. Refer to FAMIS User Guide, “Completing a Temporary Assistance/Medical Assistance Reinvestigation in FAMIS” for instructions on how to complete a reinvestigation in FAMIS.

NOTE:  Failure to enter a reinvestigation in FAMIS when the case was cancel closed during the same month the reinvestigation is due will cause FAMIS to begin the adverse action process again for failure to complete and return the reinvestigation form and results in a delinquent reinvestigation.  Therefore, the eligibility specialist must enter the reinvestigation during the same month the reinvestigation is due to avoid the case closing again and to avoid a delinquent reinvestigation.

EXAMPLE: Mr. Ely’s reinvestigation is due in February 2009. Mr. Ely failed to complete and return his reinvestigation form by the due date, and the case closed for failure to complete the reinvestigation.  On February 20, 2009,  Mr. Ely provides his completed reinvestigation form. The eligibility specialist’s supervisor cancel closes the case.  The same day the eligibility specialist completes the reinvestigation in FAMIS following current procedures.