Revision Notice 21-1; March 1, 2021

 

Archived Revision 20-4; Effective December 1, 2020
Archived Revision 20-3; Effective September 1, 2020
Archived Revision 20-2; Effective June 1, 2020
Archived Revision 20-1; Effective March 1, 2020

 

Revisions

The following sections were revised in the Medicaid for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (MEPD) Handbook:

Sections Section Title Change
B-3300 Authorized Representative Updates Authorized Representative policy with information from MEPD Bulletin #15-05, 1. Updates to Authorized Representatives, released on April 3, 2015, and MEPD and Texas Works Bulletin #18-08, 3. Authorized Representative Correspondence, released on Sept. 6, 2018. (All Programs)
B-8400 Procedures for Redetermining Eligibility Adds information about administrative renewals from B-9100. (All Programs)
D-9410
G-1310
G-1320
G-2311.2
G-2312.1
H-6000
J-7200
J-7300
M-7100
Appendix IX
Appendix XII
Appendix XXII
Appendix XXIX
Appendix XXXI
Appendix XXXIII
Appendix XXXVI
Appendix XXXVIII
Appendix L
Appendix LIII
Examples of Sponsor-to-Alien Income Deeming; Community-Based Programs Using SSI Limits; Special Income Limits; Examples of Spouse-to-Spouse Deeming; Examples of Parent-to-Child Deeming; Co-Payment for SSI Cases; Spousal Co-Payment; ICF/IID Spousal Companion Cases; Post Eligibility — Premium Budgets; Medicare Savings Program Information; Nursing Facility and Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Information; Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Program Co-Payment Worksheets; Special Deeming Eligibility Test for Spouse to Spouse; Budget Reference Chart; Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities Information; Qualified Income Trusts (QITs) and Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities (MEPD) Information; Pickle Disregard Computation Worksheet; 2021 Income/Resources Reference Chart; Sponsor to Alien Deeming Worksheet Updates sections and charts based on the 2021 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) from MEPD and Texas Works Bulletin #20-29, Federal Benefits 2021 Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA), released Dec. 4, 2020. (All Programs)
F-3600
F-3610
Substantial Home Equity; Persons Impacted by Substantial Home Equity Disqualification Updates substantial home equity limits for 2021 from MEPD and Texas Works Bulletin #20-29, Federal Benefits 2021 Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA), released Dec. 4, 2020. (MEPD)
G-4310 Computing Social Security Cost-of-Living Increases Updates reference chart with the new Pickle multiplier from MEPD and Texas Works Bulletin #20-29, Federal Benefits 2021 Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA), released Dec. 4, 2020. (MEPD)
H-1800 Medicare Part B Premium Updates the standard Medicare Part B premium for 2021 from MEPD and Texas Works Bulletin #20-29, Federal Benefits 2021 Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA), released Dec. 4, 2020. (All Programs)
M-8500 Denial Reasons Adds information about the notice staff use when denying Medicaid Buy-In (MBI). (MBI)
M-9000 Notices and Forms Adds information about the notice staff use when denying MBI. (MBI)
Q-1300 MSP Resource Limits Updates resource limits for 2021 multiplier from MEPD and Texas Works Bulletin #20-29, Federal Benefits 2021 Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA), released Dec. 4, 2020. (MSP)
Glossary Glossary Part A Modifies the definition of Authorized Representative. (All Programs).
Appendix VI SSA Claim Number Suffixes Updates SSA Claim Number Suffixes. (All Programs)

 

Forms

The following forms were revised in the MEPD Handbook:

Form Title Change
Form H1861 and Instructions Federal Tax Information Record Keeping and Destruction Log Updates form to comply with federal IRS policy.
Form H1862 and Instructions Federal Tax Information Transmittal Memorandum Removes obsolete reference to Budget Job Number.

 

Retired Bulletins

The following bulletins are deleted from the MEPD Handbook since the information has either been incorporated into the handbook or is no longer necessary:

Release Date Bulletin Number Title
06-11-20 20-16 Spousal Impoverishment Dependent Allowance
02-05-20 20-01
  1. 2020 Federal Poverty Level
  2. Incurred Medical Expenses (IME) Forms Automation
  3. Mileage Rate Decrease
09-06-18 18-8
  1. Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) Household Composition and Household Income Exception Updates for Tax Dependents Age 19 and Older
  2. Healthy Texas Women Auto-Enrollment Expansion
  3. Authorized Representative Correspondence
  4. Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities (MEPD) and Medicare Savings Program (MSP) Review Changes
06-13-18 18-5
  1. Verifying Fleeing Felons and Parole/Probation Violators for SNAP and TANF
  2. Able Bodied Adult Without Dependents (ABAWD) Streamlined Reporting (SR) Requirements
  3. Applicant’s Right to Copies of Submitted Applications
  4. Lawfully Residing Status Codes for Children’s Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  5. 2018 Spousal Dependent Allowance 6. Updates to Medicaid After Supplemental Security Income Denial - Children and Qualified Medicare Beneficiary
04-03-15 15-5
  1. Updates to Authorized Representatives 2. Electronic Correspondence 3. Preferred Languages for Correspondence