*** The Health Care Programs Manual (HCPM) has been replaced by the Minnesota Health Care Programs Eligibility Policy Manual (EPM) as of June 1, 2016. Please refer to the EPM for current health care program policy information. ***

Manual Letter #73

This manual letter lists new and revised material for the Health Care Programs Manual (HCPM). Unless otherwise noted, new and revised instructions are effective June 1, 2015.

Manual Letter #73 provides annual changes effective July 1, 2015, for the following standards:

Refer to Insurance Affordability Programs (IAPs) Income and Asset Guidelines (DHS-3461A) for annual changes to income guidelines effective July 1, 2015.

Manual Letter #73 also updates information related to referrals to the State Medical Review Team (SMRT) to accurately reflect the current referral process. Workers are only required to submit a State Medical Review Team Referral for Disability Determination (DHS-6123) to SMRT to complete the referral process.

As part of the update relating to SMRT referrals, Section 12.10.05 - SMRT Disability Determinations Three-Month Waiting Period was archived as it is no longer applicable when submitting a SMRT referral.

Chapter 12 - Certification of Disability

Chapter 22 - Standards and Guidelines

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