RHODE ISLAND MEDICAID- SECTION 0300- RHODE ISLAND MEDICAID OVERVIEW
|Title||210||Executive Office of Health and Human Services|
|Chapter||10||EOHHS General Provisions|
|Part||1||RHODE ISLAND MEDICAID- SECTION 0300- RHODE ISLAND MEDICAID OVERVIEW|
|Type of Filing||Amendment|
|Regulation Status||Inactive View Active Rule|
|Effective||01/01/2014 to 04/21/2014|
Regulation Authority :
RIGL 40-8; TITLE XIX OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT
Purpose and Reason :
The Medicaid rules are amended to reflect the following: the amount of allowable home equity interest has been increased for individuals seeking eligibility for Medicaid nursing facility services or other long-term care services from $536,000 to $543,000. In addition, the amount of the equity value of the life estate of an institutionalized individual that can be considered an excluded resource has increased from $536,000 to $543,000. This rule has also been amended in accordance with Section 3309 of the Affordable Care Act, to extend elimination of Medicare Part D cost-sharing to full benefit dual eligible individuals who would be institutionalized if they were not receiving services under a home and community-based waiver authorized by the State. Other technical revisions to the rule include changing references to Medical Assistance or MA to Medicaid and changing references to Long Term Care or LTC to Long Term Services and Supports or LTSS.
Brief statement of Reason for Finding Imminent Peril :
To avoid wrongful denial or discontinuance of benefits.