42 CFR 435.170 - Pregnant women eligible for extended or continuous eligibility.

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§ 435.170 Pregnant women eligible for extended or continuous eligibility.

(a)Basis. This section implements sections 1902(e)(5) and 1902(e)(6) of the Act.

(b)Extended eligibility for pregnant women. For a pregnant woman who was eligible and enrolled under subpart B, C, or D of this part on the date her pregnancy ends, the agency must provide coverage described in paragraph (d) of this section through the last day of the month in which the 60-day postpartum period ends.

(c)Continuous eligibility for pregnant women. For a pregnant woman who was eligible and enrolled under subpart B, C, or D of this part and who, because of a change in household income, will not otherwise remain eligible, the agency must provide coverage described in paragraph (d) of this section through the last day of the month in which the 60-day post-partum period ends.

(d)Covered Services. The coverage described in this paragraph (d) consists of -

(1) Full Medicaid coverage, as described in § 435.116(d)(2); or

(2) Pregnancy-related services described in § 435.116(d)(3), if the agency has elected to establish an income limit under § 435.116(d)(4), above which pregnant women enrolled for coverage under § 435.116 receive pregnancy-related services described in § 435.116(d)(3).

(e)Presumptive Eligibility. This section does not apply to pregnant women covered during a presumptive eligibility period under section 1920 of the Act.

[ 81 FR 86452, Nov. 30, 2016]

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