Family MO HealthNet (MAGI)

1850.040.20.10 Correction of Postpartum Ending Date

The postpartum end date is determined by expected delivery date when entered at the time of approval. Postpartum eligibility terminates on the last day of the month containing the 60th day after the termination of the pregnancy for women who apply while pregnant. The postpartum eligibility end date may be incorrect once the child is born or the pregnancy terminates. If we become aware of the birth or termination of pregnancy prior to postpartum ending, make corrections to the pregnancy evidence based on the actual pregnancy end date.

EXAMPLE:  An application was approved with an expected delivery date of October 5 which resulted in a postpartum end date of December 31. The participant delivered the child on September 20. The ES must change the pregnancy evidence due date to September 20. As a result of this action MEDES will reassess the postpartum end date to November 30.

EXAMPLE:  An application was approved with an expected delivery date of October 20 which resulted in a postpartum end date of December 31. The participant did not deliver the child until November 5. The ES must change the pregnancy evidence due date to November 5. As a result of this action MEDES will reassess the postpartum end date to January 31.