Mental Health & Medicaid Newsletter

The Mental Health & Medicaid Newsletter is a periodical* digital publication designed for Missouri Department of Mental Health Agencies and Providers with the goal to keep them up to date on Missouri Medicaid policy, changes, and information. It also includes a frequently asked questions section with questions pulled from those received during the past month. 

If you are associated with a DMH Agency or Provider and want to be added to the email distribution of this newsletter please complete the Mental Health & Medicaid Distribution form: 



Newsletter Issue 8: 03/07/2023

  • Annual Reviews During the PHE Unwinding
  • PHE Unwinding:
    • Spend Down & Ticket to Work Health Assurance (TWHA) coverage
    • MO HealthNet coverage ending with consumers are no longer eligible for Medicaid
  • Presumptive Eligibility 
  • Managed Care Change: MO HealthNet has a new Managed Care broker

Newsletter Issue 7: 01/05/2023

  • End of Public Health Emergency Medicaid Rules 
    • Impact on Annual Reviews
    • Impact on Spend Down and TWHA premiums
    • Action on Changes during the PHE
  • Preparing for the PHE unwinding

Newsletter Issue 6: 12/09/2022

  • Federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) Update
  • Understanding the MO HealthNet Application Process
  • HIPP Changes
  • Medicaid Application Processing
  • 1619(b) Status

Newsletter Issue 5: 10/25/2022

  • Public Health Emergency (PHE) Extended
  • COVID-19 Federal Public Health Emergency Quick Facts
  • Presumptive Eligibility
  • Medicaid Application Processing

Newsletter Issue 4: 09/09/2022

  • Public Health Emergency (PHE) Update
  • COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Quick Facts
  • Learn About: Presumptive Eligibility
  • Access to Family Support Division (FSD) Eligibility Systems
  • Reinstatement of Medicaid After Department of Corrections Incarceration Ends
  • Medicaid Application Processing Update

Newsletter Issue 3: 07/25/2022

  • Public Health Emergency (PHE) Extended
  • ME Code Update
  • Presumptive Eligibility: Expansion of Qualified Entity Providers
  • Medicaid Application Processing: Update to FSD Policy Regarding Flexibilities 

Newsletter Issue 2: 06/15/2022

  • COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Update
  • Medicaid Applications (processing delay)
  • Reporting changes to Family Support Division 
  • Submitting documents to Family Support Division
  • Effect of Employment on SSI, SSDI, and Medicaid based on Disability

Newsletter Issue 1: 05/01/2022

  • COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Extended
  • Annual Reviews Post Public Health Emergency
  • Spend Down and TWHA premiums Post PHE
  • Action on Changes held during the PHE


*This newsletter is somewhat irregular as we will delay publishing if we think there may be new information coming available which should be included.