1860.000.00 Newborn – Automatic MO HealthNet Eligibility

1860.010.15 Verification of Birth

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Self-attestation is an acceptable form of verification to add a baby and begin coverage. However, the baby must be reported prior to adding him/her to the household and beginning coverage. The report of birth can come from:

  • the mother
  • the mother’s Authorized Representative (AR)
  • another adult household member
  • MO HealthNet Division (MHD)
  • the mother’s managed care plan

Refer to 1860.010.05 Adding the Newborn policy section, for information to request when the birth is reported.