Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-83.42 - Eligibility

To be eligible for AIDS/HIV waiver services a person must meet certain eligibility criteria and be determined to need a service(s) allowable under the program.

(1) Eligibility criteria. All of the following criteria must be met. The person must:
a. Be diagnosed by a physician as having AIDS or HIV infection.
b. Be certified in need of the level of care that, but for the waiver, would otherwise be provided in a nursing facility or hospital based, in part, on information submitted on a completed Form 470-4694 for children aged 3 and under, the interRAI - Pediatric Home Care (PEDS-HC) for those aged 4 to 20, or the interRAI - Home Care (HC) for those aged 21 and over and other supporting documentation as relevant. Form 470-4694, the interRAI - Pediatric Home Care (PEDS-HC), and the interRAI - Home Care (HC) are available on request from the IME medical services unit. Copies of the completed information submission tool for an individual are available to that individual from the individual's case manager or managed care organization.
(1) The assessment as listed in 83.42(1)"b" shall be completed when the person applies for waiver services, upon request to report a significant change in the person's condition, and annually for reassessment of the person's level of care.
(2) The IME medical services unit shall be responsible for approval of the certification of the level of care, and the IME medical services unit or a managed care organization will be responsible for annual redeterminations.
(3) AIDS/HIV waiver services shall not be provided when the person is an inpatient in a medical institution.
c. Be eligible for medical assistance under SSI, SSI-related, FMAP, or FMAP-related coverage groups; medically needy at hospital level of care; or a special income level (300 percent group); or become eligible through application of the institutional deeming rules.
d. Require, and use at least quarterly, one service available under the waiver as determined through an evaluation of need described in subrule 83.42(2).
e. Have service needs such that the costs of the waiver services are not likely to exceed the costs of care that would otherwise be provided in a medical institution.
f. Have income which does not exceed 300 percent of the maximum monthly payment for one person under supplemental security income.
g. For the consumer choices option as set forth in 441-subrule 78.38(9), not be living in a residential care facility.
(2) Need for services.
a. The designated case manager shall review the assessment of the person's need for waiver services and determine the availability and appropriateness of services. This review shall be based, in part, on information in the completed information submission tool designated in 83.42(1)"b" and other supporting documentation as relevant.
b. The total monthly cost of the AIDS/HIV waiver services shall not exceed the established aggregate monthly cost for level of care. The monthly cost of AIDS/HIV waiver services cannot exceed the established limit of $1,943.43.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-83.42
ARC 0306C, IAB 9/5/12, effective 11/1/12; ARC 0548C, IAB 1/9/2013, effective 1/1/2013; ARC 0665C, IAB 4/3/2013, effective 6/1/2013; ARC 0842C, IAB 7/24/2013, effective 7/1/2013 Amended by IAB January 06, 2016/Volume XXXVIII, Number 14, effective 1/1/2016 Amended by IAB December 7, 2016/Volume XXXIX, Number 12, effective 11/15/2016 Amended by IAB February 1, 2017/Volume XXXIX, Number 16, effective 3/8/2017 Amended by IAB July 5, 2017/Volume XL, Number 01, effective 8/9/2017 Amended by IAB September 8, 2021/Volume XLIV, Number 5, effective 8/17/2021 Amended by IAB December 29, 2021/Volume XLIV, Number 13, effective 3/1/2022

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