Kansas Department of Health & Environment

Kansas Family Medical Assistance

Manual (KFMAM)

Eligibility Policy - 10/16/2021

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1422.02 Timely Notice - Timely means that the notice is mailed at least 10 clear days before the effective date of action. Neither the effective date of action nor the mailing date shall be considered in determining this 10 day period. For closures, the consumer must receive the notice prior to the last day of eligibility. For increases in premium, the consumer must receive the notice prior to the 1st of the month for which the change is effective. The Processing Deadlines Code Card Chart on the KEES Repository shall be used to identify the last day in which action can be taken in order for timely notice to be provided for the various scenarios.

An increase in an unmet spenddown does not require timely notice; however a change which results in the spenddown changing from met to unmet does require timely notice. When a spenddown for a base period changes from met to unmet, the consumer is notified both by the Clearinghouse and by MMIS. The MMIS notification must be received before the first day they return to having an unmet spenddown.

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