ACWDL 12-12: Out of State Medi-Cal Coverage for Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) for Aid Code 40 (AFDC-FC State-Only) (March 19, 2012)

Out-of-state Medi-Cal coverage (including dental services) is available for California children who are in the  custody of a county welfare agency or probation department via court dependency order or ward status and placed out of state in a CDSS certified group home. This rule applies only to California children receiving state-funded cash Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) benefits under aid code 40. [Download]

ACWDL 12-6: Communication Error Between SSA and MEDS for Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries During Open Enrollment

Once again there was a  communication error between the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the state  while processing the records for Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) applicants who applied during the Medicare open enrollment period of January through March 2011. There are two types of impacts: 1) some people still show pending Medicare Part A status in the SSA and state systems after July 2011 and 2) others had their Medicare Part A status restored, but the QMB buy-in did not take place. DHCS issued corrective instructions to the Counties, and Counties must report final resolution of all cases to DHCS no later than May 15, 2012. Download