Family Healthcare (FAMIS) Manual

0910.055.00 EXTENDED TRANSITIONAL MEDICAL ASSISTANCE (ETMA)

IM-#54 June 2, 2005 IM-#70 June 14, 2002

This policy was eliminated effective July 1, 2005 by Missouri House Bill 11.

Uninsured adults with net income less than or equal to 100% of the federal poverty level who successfully complete the 12 months of Transitional Medical Assistance (TMA) may receive one year of extended health insurance coverage through the MC+ program. To be eligible for the one-year extension, a caretaker relative must meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of the initial 12 months of TMA;
  • Employment;
  • Uninsured;
  • Net income less than or equal to 100% of the federal poverty level;
  • Eligible child in the home.

There are no quarterly reports required during the one-year extension. There is no resource limit. Reviews on the cases are to be done annually. Self-declaration of income should be accepted, unless questionable, both during the one year extension and the initial 12 months of TMA. Once an Extended Transitional Medical Assistance case is closed it can not be reopened, unless closed in error.