LAWFUEL – Legal Issues Newswire – Establishing citizenship for Medic…

LAWFUEL – Legal Issues Newswire – Establishing citizenship for Medicaid eligibility will be easier for states and program applicants under final regulations implementing the new law, issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) put on display at the Office of the Federal Register, the Citizenship Documentation Requirements Final Regulation. This final rule, required by provisions of the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) and the Tax Relief and Health Care Act (TRHCA), issues the final citizenship guidelines for Medicaid eligibility.

The final regulation expands the types of documentation that can be used to establish citizenship and formally exempts certain groups from the requirements. These changes will make the establishing citizenship for Medicaid eligibility easier for both states and program applicants.

A citizenship documentation requirements toolkit will be available shortly on the CMS website. This toolkit is designed to help our partners reach and assist individuals applying for Medicaid. The kit includes, among other things:

* A drop-in article

* Fact Sheet

* Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

* A poster

* CMS Regional Office contacts

For further information regarding today’s announcement please visit the CMS website.

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