DHS Implementing New Verification Process for Medicaid Eligibility
On September 11, 2019 by Jeff Bostic
At the beginning of this month, the Minnesota Department of Human Services began implementing a new federal requirement for Medicaid long-term care eligibility. Clients will have 10 days to return the form. If they do not return the form, they will get a second notice about returning it. If they do not respond to that second request, the county will terminate their Medicaid enrollment.
A recent bulletin explains the process for implementing the Account Validation Service which will conduct electronic checks for assets of MA long-term care clients. To implement AVS, DHS is requiring that current MA long-term care clients sign and return to their county financial worker DHS form 7823. DHS is implementing this process on a rolling basis between now and April 2020.
To avoid disruption of benefits it is very important for this form to be filed by all MA long term care clients when it is requested. Members should work with their customers who are on MA to make sure they are aware of this new process and that they are returning the form when it is requested.