Kentucky HEALTH Program Update as of 3/27/2019
- Given the legal decision on March 27, 2019, the Kentucky HEALTH program will not begin on April 1, 2019.
- The statement from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is available here.
- Medicaid beneficiaries will not have any changes in benefits.
- Notices of Eligibility, titled “Notice About Your Coverage,” have been sent to each Kentucky Medicaid recipient via mail or email, based on preferences indicated in benefind. The recent legal decision makes these notices outdated.
- The Kentucky HEALTH team continues to collaborate with front-line staff at the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) and Kentucky Career Centers (KCCs), Assisters, community organizations, employers, and advocacy groups to increase the overall health and well-being of Kentucky.
- Kentucky HEALTH Ruling Frequently Asked Questions
Kentucky HEALTH Ruling Frequently Asked Questions
When will Kentucky HEALTH begin in Kentucky?
As of March 27, 2019, the Kentucky HEALTH program is not live and does not have an anticipated start date. Any updates to the implementation timeline of Kentucky HEALTH will be made available at KentuckyHEALTH.ky.gov.
What does the legal decision mean for Medicaid beneficiaries?
Due to the delay of Kentucky HEALTH, there will be no changes for Medicaid beneficiaries. For the most up-to-date information about coverage and benefits, individuals should contact their Managed Care Organization (MCO).
Does the Notice of Eligibility that beneficiaries received still include the most up-to- date information?
Due to the recent legal decision, the information about Kentucky HEALTH in the Notices of Eligibility is now outdated. For the most up-to-date information about coverage and benefits, beneficiaries should contact their MCO.
Can beneficiaries still accrue My Rewards dollars?
Yes. Though the Kentucky HEALTH program has been delayed, beneficiaries can continue accruing My Rewards dollars. Should Kentucky HEALTH take effect in the future, some Kentucky HEALTH beneficiaries will be able to spend My Rewards dollars on some dental and vision services.
Beneficiaries can continue to accrue My Rewards dollars by participating in any of the qualifying activities, including:
- Taking online courses at ky.gov
- Accessing preventive care
- Participating in education and training activities
- … and more!
Check out the Qualifying Activities to Accrue My Rewards Dollars for a full list of qualifying activities. This document is available on the Parts > My Rewards Account page of the Kentucky HEALTH website.
Should providers continue to submit Medically Frail Attestation Forms on behalf of beneficiaries?
No. At this time, Managed Care Organizations will not be accepting Medically Frail Attestation Forms. More information will be provided in the future.