IM-#8, January 24, 2012, IM-119, December 19, 1996
MO HealthNet coverage is date-specific for MHABD non-spend down cases and vendor cases (level of care N, D or K) at the time of the closing. A date-specific closing can take effect in the future, up to the last day of the month following the month the closing action is entered in FAMIS.
For MHABD spend down cases MO HealthNet eligibility and coverage is not date-specific at the time of the closing. When a MHABD spend down case is closed, MO HealthNet eligibility continues through the last day of the month of the closing. If MO HealthNet coverage had been authorized by pay-in or due to incurred expenses, it will continue through the last day of the month of the closing.