(a) The agency may provide services to children under age 19 during one or more periods of presumptive eligibility following a determination by a qualified entity that the child's estimated gross family income or, at the State's option, the child's estimated family income after applying simple disregards, does not exceed the applicable income standard.
(b) If the agency elects to provide services to children during a period of presumptive eligibility, the agency must—
(1) Provide qualified entities with application forms for Medicaid and information on how to assist parents, caretakers and other persons in completing and filing such forms;
(2) Establish procedures to ensure that qualified entities—
(i) Notify the parent or caretaker of the child at the time a determination regarding presumptive eligibility is made, in writing and orally if appropriate, of such determination;
(ii) Provide the parent or caretaker of the child with a regular Medicaid application form;
(iii) Within five working days after the date that the determination is made, notify the agency that a child is presumptively eligible;
(iv) For children determined to be presumptively eligible, notify the child's parent or caretaker at the time the determination is made, in writing and orally if appropriate, that—
(A) If a Medicaid application on behalf of the child is not filed by the last day of the following month, the child's presumptive eligibility will end on that last day; and
(B) If a Medicaid application on behalf of the child is filed by the last day of the following month, the child's presumptive eligibility will end on the day that a decision is made on the Medicaid application; and
(v) For children determined not to be presumptively eligible, notify the child's parent or caretaker at the time the determination is made, in writing and orally if appropriate—
(A) Of the reason for the determination; and
(B) That he or she may file an application for Medicaid on the child's behalf with the Medicaid agency;
(3) Provide all services covered under the plan, including EPSDT; and
(4) Allow determinations of presumptive eligibility to be made by qualified entities on a Statewide basis.
(c) The agency must adopt reasonable standards regarding the number of periods of presumptive eligibility that will be authorized for a child in a given time frame.
Title 42 published on 2013-10-01
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