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Minnesota’s Medicaid Buy-In. Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities (MA-EPD) Established July 1999 MN Statute: 256(B).057, subd. 9. Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities. MA-EPD Goals.

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Minnesota’s Medicaid Buy-In

Medical Assistance for Employed

Persons with Disabilities (MA-EPD)

Established July 1999

MN Statute: 256(B).057, subd. 9

ma epd goals

Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities

MA-EPD Goals
  • The goal of the program is to establish a continuum of access, regardless of earnings, to the full range of medical, mental health and long term care benefits,

and

  • Promote competitive employment and the economic self-sufficiency of people with disabilities.
background

Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities

Background
  • Eligibility:
    • Ages 16-64
    • Certified disabled by SSA or SMRT
    • Be employed
    • Meet the asset limit ($20,000)
    • Pay a monthly premium
  • Services Covered:
    • Comprehensive benefits under State Plan
    • MN provides almost every optional services
    • 40% of MA-EPD enrollees are on MN’s four

1915(c) waivers (CADI, CAC, TBI, DD)

enrollee earnings

Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities

Enrollee Earnings

Source: MN Dept. of Revenue

MA-EPD Average monthly earned income Q3 2009: $541

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Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities

Changes in MA-EPD Policy

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Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities

Changes in MA-EPD Policy

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Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities

Compare: MA and MA-EPD

expenditure trends

Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities

Expenditure Trends

Source: MMIS, DHS Data warehouse

expenditure trends1

Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities

Expenditure Trends

Source: MMIS, DHS Data warehouse

taxes premiums

Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities

Taxes & Premiums

Source: MMIS, MN Dept. of Revenue, DHS Data warehouse

what s next

Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities

What’s Next
  • Maximize the use of the buy-in as a work incentive
  • Generate revenue
  • Integrate lessons from the Demonstration to Maintain Independence & Employment
    • “Paycheck therapy is better than talk therapy. I feel so much better when I am working. I really want to be a success story for this program.” – DMIE Enrollee
further information

Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities

Further information
  • Beth Grube, Policy Consultant

[email protected]

651-431-2412

  • MaryAlice Mowry, Director, Pathways to Employment

[email protected]

651-431-2384

  • www.positivelyminnesota.com/pte
  • MA-EPD Statistical Information2005 MA-EPD Evaluation
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