Anchorage K-Mart will no longer be accepting supportive service vouchers. They also have requested that any and all bills be paid in full by 2/22/03.
Due to the volume of benefits, it is taking more time to process the Medicaid and Chronic and Acute Medical Assistance (CAMA) coupons issued by the mid-month Med Regular/Immediate Med Run jobs. We will not be scheduling an Immediate Med run the day following this job in the future.
MANUAL CHANGE #25 AND REVISED NOTICES
Medical Assistance Manual Change #25 is back from the printers and is being
mailed to all district offices this week. This manual change includes new policies,
manual sections, clarifications, and technical corrections. A summary of changes
is listed in the cover memo with the manual change instructions.
Over the years, the Division has participated in the campaign to inform Alaskan workers about Earned Income Tax Credit. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal tax credit that can help many of our clients in their effort to become self-sufficient.
In an effort to increase network security the password for all staff and provider accounts has been changed effective January 22, 2003. These accounts are office specific and are used by contractors, temporary and mobile staff for network access.
Please telephone Network Services Helpdesk for the new password. (907) 269-3444.
The Division of Public Assistance Security Agreement for EIS, Network, and Related Systems is available on the Systems Operations web site. This form (previously known as the EIS AND NETWORK SECURITY AGREEMENT) is used for all personnel needing access to mainframe programs including EIS, web applications such as INGENS, and other network services. In order for the new features of the form to work correctly, Internet Explorer must be used.
You may have heard reports that some health care providers are refusing to accept Chronic and Acute Medical Assistance (CAMA) coupons because they believe CAMA is out of money. This broadcast is intended to provide you with accurate information so that you can respond to inquiries you may get from a CAMA recipient who has difficulty with a provider reluctant to accept their CAMA coupon.
The following Manual changes have been posted to DPAweb. ATAP Manual Change 7, Food Stamp Manual Change 9, and Child Care PASS I Manual Change 2.
Congress allowed its authorization for the SLMB Subsidy eligibility category to "sunset" on December 31, 2002. This means that funding for the SLMB Subsidy is exhausted. DMA has been tracking these cases and final payments are being sent to these recipients who have qualified for this category in the past. The SLMB Subsidy category will not be recognized beginning with the benefit month of January 2003.
The AD #2 form, Preliminary Examination for Interim Assistance, has been revised. This form is used as part of the process for establishing eligibility for Interim Assistance. It has been revised to update the SGA (Substantial Gainful Activity) amount from $780 per month to $800 per month as part of the annual cost of living adjustments for 2003.