Missouri Issues Emergency Regulations for Hospitals on Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility Determinations

Published by Niki McCormick on

On October 20, 2021, the Missouri Department of Social Services (“DSS”) issued emergency regulations allowing hospitals to perform presumptive eligibility determinations on individuals applying for expanded Medicaid coverage.   Hospitals that want to begin to perform presumptive eligibility determination should complete the DSS Checklist.

The DSS emergency regulations can be found at:


The Hospital Presumptive Eligibility Checklist can be found at:


More information about Presumptive Eligibility can be found at:


Our healthcare attorneys are available to answer your specific questions about the new regulations, and will help you implement the requirements.  Please reach out to your Lashly & Baer attorney with any questions.

Prepared by:

Stuart J. Vogelsmeier

Phone: 314-436-8349

Email:  sjvogels@lashlybaer.com

This summary and legal alert is an overview of the new guidance. It is not intended to be, and should not be construed as, legal advice for a specific factual situation.

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