Kansas Department of Health & Environment

Kansas Family Medical Assistance

Manual (KFMAM)

Eligibility Policy - 5/16/2022

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02470 Other Issues - Other issues affecting CHIP include the following:

Effective Date of Coverage - In contrast to the Medicaid program where coverage generally begins as of the month of application, CHIP coverage begins on the date that coverage is approved. There is no prior medical eligibility in the CHIP program so any coverage for months prior to the effective date would have to be determined through the Medicaid program. Retroactive enrollment is allowed for certain newborns. See 2500.

A review submitted during the Review Reconsideration period will allow for continuation of coverage, including retroactive coverage in some instances.

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