Postpartum coverage for mothers who were denied for MPW due to excessive income only and eligible for SMHB will begin on the day the pregnancy ends, and extend through the last day of the month that includes the sixtieth day after the pregnancy ends. An ex parte review must be completed at the conclusion of the post-partum period.
For all mothers who were denied MPW due to citizenship, post-partum coverage will be limited and SMHB will end with the day following discharge from the hospital after the birth of their child.
Participants in the SMHB program are not eligible for automatic Extended Women’s Health Services (EWHS). They would need to meet eligibility guidelines for MO HealthNet for Families (MHF), the Adult Expansion Group (AEG), or Uninsured Women’s Healthcare Services (UWHS) to receive coverage systematically after the completion of SMHB. See Income Maintenance Manual sections 1810.020.00 Eligibility Requirements, 1865.020.00 Eligibility Requirements, and 1870.000.00 Uninsured Women’s Health Services Program for more information .