This article is a section taken from Medical Assistance (MA) a part of the revisions and additions to the Minnesota Health Care Program Eligibility Policy Manual.

Program for People Living in Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) Cost Effective Insurance

People who would be eligible for a Medicare Savings Program (MSP) if they did not reside in an Institution for Mental Diseases (IMD) may be eligible to have their Medicare premiums reimbursed as cost effective coverage.

People age 21 through 64 are not eligible for an MSP while living in an IMD. People age 20 and younger and people age 65 and older may be eligible for an MSP while living in an IMD.

The MA Cost Effective Insurance policy applies to people living in an IMD.

Legal Citations

Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 435.1015
Minnesota Rules, part 9505.0430
Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.056
Social Security Act, title 19, section 1906

CREDIT: The content of this post has been copied or adopted from the Minnesota Healthcare Programs Eligibility Policy Manual, originally published by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

This is also part of a series of posts on Minnesota Healthcare Eligibility Policies.