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Rule 5160:1-2-14 | Medicaid: continuous eligibility for children younger than age nineteen.


(A) This rule describes the twelve-month period of continuous eligibility for a child younger than age nineteen, and the conditions under which the child's coverage ends during the twelve-month period, as described in section 1902(e)(12) of the Social Security Act (as in effect October 1, 2019).

(B) Eligibility criteria. A child remains eligible for coverage despite changes in the child's circumstances for a period of twelve months if the child was found to be eligible for a category of medical assistance other than:

(1) Presumptive eligibility as described in Chapter 5160:1-1 or Chapter 5160:1-2 of the Administrative Code;

(2) Alien emergency medical assistance as described in rule 5160:1-1-05 or 5160:1-5-06 of the Administrative Code; or

(3) Refugee medical assistance as described in rule 5160:1-5-05 of the Administrative Code.

(C) Duration.

(1) A child's twelve-month period of continuous eligibility begins:

(a) On the date that medical assistance began as a result of an initial determination or annual renewal in accordance with rule 5160:1-2-01 or rule 5160:1-2-01.2 of the Administrative Code,

(b) Without regard to any months of retroactive eligibility.

(2) The child's coverage shall be terminated during the continuous eligibility period only:

(a) Upon oral or written request of the child (if the child is at least eighteen years old) or the child's representative; or

(b) When the child:

(i) No longer resides in the state of Ohio; or

(ii) Dies.

(D) Patient liability, or premium. A patient liability or premium calculated for a child in accordance with Chapters 5160:1-3 to 5160:1-6 of the Administrative Code shall not increase during the child's continuous coverage period. Any decrease in a child's patient liability or premium results in a new maximum amount, which will not increase for the remainder of the child's continuous coverage period.

(E) Regardless of a child's status under this rule, payment for services shall not be made if payment is prohibited under rule 5160:1-1-05 of the Administrative Code.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 5162.031, 5163.02
Amplifies: 5163.02 , 5163.03
Five Year Review Date: 12/14/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/2010 (Emer.), 7/1/2010, 10/15/2010, 1/1/2014, 8/1/2016, 7/8/2020 (Emer.)