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ISSUE DATE: 09/2016

The Medical Assistance (MA) program was established under Title XIX of the Social Security Act and Minnesota Statute 256B to provide health care to needy people. People who receive Minnesota Supplemental Aid (MSA) or Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) are automatically eligible for MA. MFIP and DWP participants and other people must meet the MA program requirements.

Transitional MA and Transition Year MA are federally-funded programs established to provide some people who have been closed from MA with extended medical coverage. See 0029.03.03 (Transitional MA Programs) and the Minnesota Health Care Programs Eligibility Policy Manual.

MINNESOTACARE is a premium-based program that provides health care coverage to eligible people who are not eligible for Medical Assistance. MinnesotaCare may pay for past medical bills.

For additional eligibility criteria and program provisions for the above programs, see the Minnesota Health Care Programs Eligibility Policy Manual.

Also see the Minnesota Health Care Programs Eligibility Policy Manual for information on the following:

MA waiver programs, including Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI), Developmental Disabilities (DD), Community Alternative Care (CAC), Elderly Waiver (EW), and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Alternative Care (AC).

Child & Teen Checkups (C&TC).

Hill-Burton Act.

Insurance Extension Program.

Minnesota Children with Special Health Needs (MCSHN).

Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association (MCHA).

Pre-Admission Screening (PAS).

Prescription Drug Program.

Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB).

Qualified Working Disabled Adult (QWD).

Service Limited Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB).

TEFRA Option.

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