(1) The rules in this chapter implement the Healthy Montana Kids Plan to provide comprehensive health care coverage to Montana residents who are 18 years of age or younger residing in households with a combined family income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level (FPL). There is no resource test, as that term is used in 53-6-113 and 53-6-131, MCA, to qualify to participate in the Healthy Montana Kids Plan.
(2) The Healthy Montana Kids Plan has two health care coverage groups, Healthy Montana Kids (HMK) and Healthy Montana Kids Plus (HMK Plus). The coverage group an applicant is eligible for is determined by the combined family income.
(a) Qualified residents residing in households with income at or below 250% of the FPL but greater than 133% of the FPL qualify for the HMK coverage group. The HMK coverage group is a public benefit program administered by the department through a third party administrator. HMK enrollees have health care coverage to the extent described in this chapter. HMK providers are members of a provider network reimbursed at rates agreed to by contract. The provisions of this chapter apply to HMK enrollees. The provisions of 42 USC § 139d(r)(5) regarding services provided for early and periodic screening, diagnosis and treatment (EPSDT) purposes do not apply to the HMK coverage group.
(b) Qualified residents residing in households with income at or below 133% of the FPL qualify for the HMK Plus coverage group. The HMK Plus coverage group is the term used to identify the Montana Medicaid program for Montana residents 18 years of age or younger. HMK Plus enrollees have health care coverage to the extent provided by Montana Medicaid. HMK Plus providers are reimbursed at Montana Medicaid rates. The provisions of this chapter and Title 37, chapters 82, 83, 85, 86, and 88 apply to HMK Plus.