MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD) Manual

0810.025.00 Eligibility for Buy-In (SMI Premium) for Medicare

Under certain conditions, the State of Missouri will pay the cost of an MA recipient’s Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) Part B premium.  This is called Buy-In.

To be eligible for this coverage, an MA recipient must (1) be eligible for and enrolled in Part B of Medicare, and (2) receive an SSI cash payment.

NOTE: Enter the correct OASDI claim number in the IMU5 system, when applicable, as this number is required to “buy-in” the recipient.