22-2, Sections 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000, Forms 2603, 2603-S and Instructions, Forms 2604, 2604-S and Instructions, and Appendix X Revised

Revision Notice 22-2; Effective September 1, 2022

The following change(s) were made:

Section Title Change
1000 Overview and Eligibility Removes references to authorized representative (AR), corrects grammatical errors and outdated terminology, adds clarifying language to multiple sections and updates links.
1100 Legal Basis and Values Removes references to authorized representative (AR), corrects grammatical errors and outdated terminology, adds clarifying language to multiple sections and updates links.
1200 STAR Kids Services and Service Delivery Options Adds a definition for “attendant care” and revises multiple definitions to provide clarity in Section 1220. Revises Section 1230 and updates section title.
1300 Service Coordination Updates service coordination requirements in Section 1310 and adds Section 1311.
1400 Medically Dependent Children Program Removes references to authorized representative (AR), corrects grammatical errors and outdated terminology, adds clarifying language to multiple sections and updates links.
1500 MDCP Eligibility Provides definitions and updates title for Section 1500. Updates titles for Sections 1511 and 1512.
1600 Disclosure of Information Updates title for Section 1619.
1700 Member Rights and Responsibilities Removes references to authorized representative (AR), corrects grammatical errors and outdated terminology, adds clarifying language to multiple sections and updates links.
1800 Notifications Removes references to authorized representative (AR), corrects grammatical errors and outdated terminology, adds clarifying language to multiple sections and updates links.
2000 Medically Dependent Children Program Intake and Initial Application Revises language to provide clarity in multiple sections. Updates titles of Sections 2020 and 2131. Deletes Sections 2021.
2100 Money Follows the Person Deletes Sections 2021, 2132 and 2133 and renumbers certain sections due to the removal of sections. Removes duplicative language and updates links. Removes Program Support Unit (PSU) processes from the language as those processes already exist in the STAR Kids Program Support Unit Operational Procedures Handbook (SKOPH). Removes the definition of “medically fragile” and adds “tracheostomy” to the list of medically fragile criteria in Section 2120.
2200 MDCP Start of Care and MN Expiration Bolds the mentions of time frames and adds Sections 2200, 2210, 2220 and 2230.
3100 STAR Kids Screening and Assessment Revises language for clarity and updates references to the STAR Kids Screening and Assessment Instrument (SK-SAI) to align with the new tool and manual. Bolds the mentions of time frames and changes “applicant/member” to “individual” throughout the section. Removes PSU processes from the language as those processes already exist in the SKOPH. Replaces mentions of “his” with “their” and updates links.
3200 Member Reassessment Revises language for clarity and updates references to the STAR Kids Screening and Assessment Instrument (SK-SAI) to align with the new tool and manual. Bolds the mentions of time frames and changes “applicant/member” to “individual” throughout the section. Removes PSU processes from the language as those processes already exist in the SKOPH. Replaces mentions of “his” with “their” and updates links.
3300 Member Service Planning and Authorization Revises language for clarity and updates references to the STAR Kids Screening and Assessment Instrument (SK-SAI) to align with the new tool and manual. Bolds the mentions of time frames and changes “applicant/member” to “individual” throughout the section. Removes PSU processes from the language as those processes already exist in the SKOPH. Replaces mentions of “his” with “their” and updates links. Changes the title of Section 3327.
3400 Member Transfer Revises language for clarity and updates references to the STAR Kids Screening and Assessment Instrument (SK-SAI) to align with the new tool and manual. Bolds the mentions of time frames and changes “applicant/member” to “individual” throughout the section. Removes PSU processes from the language as those processes already exist in the SKOPH. Replaces mentions of “his” with “their” and updates links.
3500 Member Transition to Adult Programs Revises language for clarity and updates references to the STAR Kids Screening and Assessment Instrument (SK-SAI) to align with the new tool and manual. Bolds the mentions of time frames and changes “applicant/member” to “individual” throughout the section. Removes PSU processes from the language as those processes already exist in the SKOPH. Replaces mentions of “his” with “their” and updates links. Deletes Section 3510 and renumbers certain sections.
4100 Community First Choice Updates and adds links. Makes grammatical changes. Replaces “individual” with “member” throughout section. Revises language for clarity and conciseness. Replaces “institution providing psychiatric services” with “institution for mental disease (IMD)”. Revises language to align with the new SK-SAI and manual.
4200 Personal Care Services Updates and adds links. Makes grammatical changes. Replaces “individual” with “member” throughout section. Revises language for clarity and conciseness. Revises language to align with the new SK-SAI and manual.
4400 Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers Updates and adds links. Makes grammatical changes. Replaces “individual” with “member” throughout section. Revises language for clarity and conciseness. Revises language to align with the new SK-SAI and manual.
4500 Day Activity and Health Services Updates and adds links. Makes grammatical changes. Replaces “individual” with “member” throughout section. Revises language for clarity and conciseness. Revises language to align with the new SK-SAI and manual.
4600 Medically Dependent Children Program Services Clarifies if the member is not meeting the minimum required service utilization, the MCO must notify the PSU following requirements in Section 6270.
4700 Medically Dependent Children Program Respite and Flexible Family Support Services Updates and adds links. Makes grammatical changes. Replaces “individual” with “member” throughout section. Revises language for clarity and conciseness. Revises language to align with the new SK-SAI and manual.
4800 Adaptive Aids, Minor Home Modifications, and Transition Assistance Services Updates and adds links. Makes grammatical changes. Replaces “individual” with “member” throughout section. Revises language for clarity and conciseness. Revises language to align with the new SK-SAI and manual.
4900 Supported Employment and Employment Assistance Updates and adds links. Makes grammatical changes. Replaces “individual” with “member” throughout section. Revises language for clarity and conciseness. Revises language to align with the new SK-SAI and manual.
Form 1826-D Case Information Release Deletes form and replaces with Form H1826, Case Information Release.
Form 2603 and Form 2603-S (Spanish) STAR Kids Individual Service Plan (ISP) Narrative Replaces “applicant/member” with “individual,” replaces “considerations” with “circumstances” and makes grammatical changes. Removes “Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP)” from the ISP Start and End Date boxes. Adds Field 12 in Section II to enter information for “Current Medical Supplies,” now separated from “Current Durable Medical Equipment (DME)”. Adds letters to fields in Section IV to indicate where Provider Type should be listed.
Form 2603 Instructions STAR Kids Individual Service Plan (ISP) Narrative - Instructions Replaces “member” or “applicant” with “individual”, replaces “considerations” with “circumstances” and replaces “STAR Kids SAI” with “SK-SAI” to be consistent with the name of the assessment across the handbook. Adds instructions for MCOs regarding form retention policy, including policy that states MCOs must keep all copies of the form in the individual’s file for 10 years after termination of services. Adds clarifying language and updates SK-SAI references to align with the new version of the tool. Replaces gender pronouns with “their,” replaces “out of home care” with “the community” and removes “transition” from Section II, Item 6 title. Adds instructions for Section II, Item 6 and adds Item 12, Current Medical Supplies, to Section II with instructions. Adds a note in Section IV, Item 2, MDCP Services, for MCOs to have a process that allows for members to bank respite hours to use later in the Individual Service Plan (ISP) year. Adds language about leaving additional comments under Section IX, Service Coordinator Follow-Up Schedule.
Form 2604 and Form 2604-S (Spanish) STAR Kids Individual Service Plan - Service Tracking Tool Removes “Applicant/Member” from Box 1 and removes “Enrolled in another Medicaid Waiver? If yes, which waiver?” Adds a box for Resource Utilization Group (RUG) value.
Form 2604 Instructions STAR Kids Individual Service Plan - Service Tracking Tool - Instructions Adds clarifying language and replaces “applicant” and “member” with “individual.” Removes Item 5, Enrolled in a Medicaid Waiver. And changes “from/to” to “start/end” in regard to ISP effective dates. Adds instructions for Item 12 regarding rounding service units and adds instructions for entering the RUG value.
Appendix X Income and Resource Limits Changes the title, previously Monthly Income/Resource Limits.