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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Passive Medicaid Recertification for Some D.C. Medicaid Beneficiaries to Begin on July 1, 2014

The District of Columbia issued a document at the Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) meeting on February 26, 2014, which states that certain Medicaid beneficiaries will be subject to passive renewal for Medicaid beginning on July 1, 2014.  These Medicaid beneficiaries – who are subject to the MAGI (Modified Adjusted Gross Income) method of determining eligibility for Medicaid – will not be terminated from Medicaid from January 1, 2014, though June 30, 2014, even if they ordinarily would have had to recertify their Medicaid benefits during that time period.  Medicaid beneficiaries subject to the MAGI method include families with children under age 21, pregnant women, and childless adults aged 21-64. 

On the other hand, Medicaid beneficiaries who are not subject to the MAGI method of determining eligibility for Medicaid, namely, those over age 65, the disabled, the blind, and those receiving long-term care services, are not subject to passive recertification for Medicaid.  These Medicaid beneficiaries remain subject to the usual D.C. Medicaid recertification process. 

To read the District of Columbia’s document, please click here.   If you have questions about or need assistance with Medicaid recertification, contact Terris, Pravlik & Millian, LLP, at 202-682-0578.

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