Medicaid Redesign Team Change Effective March 1, 2014

Date Issued: 10/22/2013

Permanent Nursing Home Stays

The Medicaid managed care nursing home benefit expands to include coverage of permanent stays in residential health care facilities. Members in permanent status prior to March 1, 2014, will continue to be covered by Fee-for-Service Medicaid. Managed care plans will be responsible for members who enter permanent resident status on and after March 1, 2014, and these members will no longer be disenrolled from their managed care plan.