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55 Pa. Code § 140.201. Policy on Healthy Horizons.

GENERAL PROVISIONS


§ 140.201. Policy on Healthy Horizons.

 (a)  The Department provides MA under the Healthy Horizons Categorically Needy Program to elderly/disabled persons who are otherwise eligible with family income up to 100% of the current Federal Income Poverty Guidelines and resources not exceeding the SSI resource standard for the appropriate family size.

 (b)  The Department participates in QMB Medicare cost-sharing only under the Healthy Horizons Medicare Cost-Sharing Program for qualified Medicare beneficiaries with family income up to 100% of the current Federal Poverty Income Guidelines and resources not exceeding twice the SSI resource standard for the appropriate family size.

 (c)  The Department also participates in the Medicare Cost-Sharing for qualified Medicare beneficiaries found eligible for benefits under the Healthy Horizons Categorically Needy Program.

 (d)  The Department participates in SLMB Medicare Cost-Sharing only under the Healthy Horizons Medicare Cost-Sharing Program for SLMBs with family income which on or after January 1, 1995, is more than 100% but does not exceed 120% of the current Federal Poverty Income Guidelines and resources not exceeding twice the SSI resource standard for the appropriate family size. Prior to January 1, 1995, for calendar years 1993 and 1994, family income shall be more than 100%, but may not exceed 110% of the applicable Federal Poverty Income Guidelines and resources may not exceed twice the SSI resource standard for the appropriate family size.

 (e)  The Department participates in Medicare cost-sharing under the Healthy Horizons Program for qualifying individuals whose family income is at least 120% and less than 135% or at least 135% and less than 175% of the current Federal Poverty Income Guidelines and whose resources do not exceed twice the SSI resource standard for the appropriate family size. These individuals are designated as QI-1s and QIs-2s, respectively.

 (f)  MA is provided under the program which is mot advantageous for the client based on individual circumstances. Eligibility for MA benefits under both the NMP-MA and MNO-MA Programs is also explored.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  140.201 amended under sections 201(2) and 403(b) of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. § §  201(2) and 403(b)).

Source

   The provisions of this §  140.201 amended May 24, 1996, effective May 25, 1996, and apply retroactively to January 1, 1993, for the SLMB Medicare Cost-Sharing Program for persons whose income does not exceed 110% of the FPIGs, and retroactively to January 1, 1995, for persons whose income does not exceed 120% of the FPIGs, 26 Pa.B. 2412; amended December 30, 1999, effective January 1, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 15. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (216193).



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