Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-76.2 - Application with the department

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 12, December 15, 2021

This rule describes the process of applying for medical assistance directly with the department of human services.

(1) Application for eligibility effective prior to January 1, 2014. Application for the Medicaid or HAWK-I program to be initially effective prior to January 1, 2014, must be made as provided in this subrule.
a. Forms.
(1) An application for family medical assistance-related Medicaid programs shall be submitted on Health and Financial Support Application, Form 470-0462 or Form 470-0462(S); Health Services Application, Form 470-2927 or Form 470-2927(S); HAWK-I Application, Comm. 156; or HAWK-I Electronic Application Summary and Signature Page, Form 470-4016.
(2) An application for SSI-related Medicaid shall be submitted on Health Services Application, Form 470-2927 or Form 470-2927(S), or Health and Financial Support Application, Form 470-0462 or Form 470-0462(S).
(3) An application for Medicaid for persons in foster care shall be submitted on Health Services Application, Form 470-2927 or Form 470-2927(S).
b. Who can file. An application may be filed by the applicant, an adult in the applicant's household or family, an authorized representative recognized pursuant to subrule 76.9(2), or a responsible person recognized pursuant to subrule 76.9(1).
c. How and where to file.
(1) An application may be filed over the Internet at www.dhs.iowa.gov, by submission to any local office of the department, or by submission to a department outstation at a disproportionate share hospital, federally qualified health center or other facility where outstationing activities are provided. Applications may be submitted in person, by mail, by fax or by email.
(2) Health Services Application, Form 470-2927 or Form 470-2927(S), may also be filed at the office of a qualified entity for presumptive Medicaid eligibility determinations, a WIC office, a maternal health clinic, or a well child clinic.
(3) An application for HAWK-I may be filed with the third-party administrator as provided at 441-subrule 86.3(3).
d. Minimum application requirements. A valid application is an application containing a legible name, a legible address, and a signature. An authorized representative or responsible person recognized pursuant to rule 441-76.9 (249A) may sign on an applicant's behalf. Electronic and handwritten signatures transmitted via electronic transmissions are acceptable. An application that does not include a legible name, a legible address, and a signature will be rejected without a determination of eligibility.
e. Interviews.
(1) The department may require a face-to-face or telephone interview with adult applicants, authorized representatives, or responsible persons.
(2) The department shall notify the applicant, authorized representative, or responsible person of the date, time and method of an interview. This notice shall be provided to the applicant, authorized representative, or responsible person personally, by telephone, by email, by mail or by fax.
(3) Failure of the applicant, authorized representative, or responsible person to attend a scheduled interview shall be a basis for denial of an application or cancellation of assistance for adults. Failure to attend an interview shall not serve as a basis for denial of an application or cancellation of assistance for children.
f. Additional information or verification needed to determine eligibility. The department shall notify the applicant, authorized representative, or responsible person in writing that additional information or verification is required to establish eligibility. This notice shall be provided to the applicant, authorized representative, or responsible person personally or by mail or fax.
(1) The department shall allow the applicant, authorized representative, or responsible person ten calendar days to supply the information or verification requested.
(2) The department may extend the deadline for a reasonable period of time when the applicant, authorized representative, or responsible person is making every effort but is unable to secure the required information or verification.
(3) The application shall be denied if the department does not receive one of the following by the due date:
1. The information or verification,
2. An authorization for the department to obtain the information or verification, or
3. A request for an extension of the due date.
(4) If benefits are denied for failure to provide information or verification and the information or verification is provided within 14 calendar days of the effective date of the denial, the department shall complete the eligibility determination as though the information or verification were received timely. If the fourteenth calendar day falls on a weekend or state holiday, the applicant, authorized representative, or responsible person shall have until the next business day to provide the information.
(2) Application for eligibility effective on or after January 1, 2014. Application for the Medicaid or HAWK-I program to be initially effective on or after January 1, 2014, must be made as provided in this subrule.
a. Form. Application for the Medicaid or HAWK-I program shall be submitted on Application for Health Coverage and Help Paying Costs, Form 470-5170 or 470-5170(S).
b. Who can file. An application may be filed by the applicant, an adult in the applicant's household or family, an authorized representative recognized pursuant to subrule 76.9(2), or a responsible person recognized pursuant to subrule 76.9(1).
c. How and where to file.
(1) An application may be filed over the Internet at www.dhs.iowa.gov or at www.dhsservices.iowa.gov or at the health insurance marketplace website at www.healthcare.gov, by submission to any local office of the department, or by submission to a department outstation at a disproportionate share hospital, federally qualified health center, or other facility where outstationing activities are provided. Applications may be submitted in person, by mail, by telephone at 1-855-889-7985, or by email or fax. Addresses, email addresses and fax numbers of local offices of the department are available at www.dhs.state.ia.us/Consumers/Find_Help/MapLocations.html.
(2) An application may also be filed at the office of a qualified entity for presumptive Medicaid eligibility determinations, a WIC office, a maternal health clinic, or a well child clinic.
d. Minimum application requirements. Initial applications must be signed under penalty of perjury. An authorized representative or responsible person recognized pursuant to rule 441-76.9 (249A) may sign on an applicant's behalf. Electronic, including telephonically recorded, signatures and handwritten signatures transmitted via any electronic transmission are acceptable. An application that does not include a signature under penalty of perjury will be rejected without a determination of eligibility.
e. Additional information or verification needed to determine eligibility. The applicant must provide additional information or verification as requested by the department, including information or verification necessary to determine SSI-related Medicaid eligibility, as requested on SSI Medicaid Information, Form 470-0364, 470-0364(S), 470-0364(M), or 470-0364(MS).
f. Interviews. The applicant, authorized representative, or responsible person may be required to attend a face-to-face or telephone interview to clarify information or to resolve conflicting information. Failure to attend a required interview will result in denial of the application.
(3) Date of filing.
a. An application is considered filed on the date a valid application is received in any place of filing specified in paragraph 76.2(1)"c" or 76.2(2)"c." When an application is delivered after business hours, it will be considered received on the next business day.
b. A valid application for Medicaid which is filed at a WIC office, a well child clinic, a maternal health clinic, an outstationed office, or the office of a qualified entity for presumptive Medicaid eligibility determinations shall be considered filed on the date it is received and date-stamped in one of those offices. When the application is received while the office is closed, it will be considered received on the next business day.

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Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-76.2
ARC 1069C, IAB 10/2/2013, effective 10/1/2013 Amended by IAB October 11, 2017/Volume XL, Number 8, effective 10/1/2017 Amended by IAB January 3, 2018/Volume XL, Number 14, effective 2/7/2018

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