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August 9, 2006

Recording of the Covering Kids & Families Deficit Reduction Act Technical Assistance Conference Call

Source: Southern Institute on Children and Families

A recording of the CKF Deficit Reduction Act Technical Assistance Conference Call, held Friday, July 28, 2006 is now available. The recording is available in streaming audio using RealPlayer. If you do not have RealPlayer you may download it for free.

The topic of the call was Medicaid eligibility citizenship and identity verification requirements of the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA). It featured a panel of experts including Judith Solomon from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and representatives from the New York State Department of Health, a state which has experience requiring proof of citizenship for Medicaid eligibility and the Iowa Department of Human Services, a state which is in the process of developing a process for implementing the citizenship and identity requirements.

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Related Links

Links to Deficit Reduction Act Interim Final Regulations, State Medicaid Director Letters and Preprints

Monitoring the Effects of the Medicaid Citizenship Documentation Requirement: Getting Monitoring Activities Underway by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

New York State Citizenship and Alien Status Requirements for the Medicaid Program

Instructions issued in June 2006 by the New York State Office of Medicaid Management to local eligibility workers on the major differences between exiting citizenship documentation rules and the new CMS rules.

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