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With Asset Test Gone, Thousands Pile into Hawaii Medicaid
By News Release @ 3:14 PM :: 5142 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

MED-QUEST DETERMINATIONS

News Release from DHS

The Department of Human Services (DHS) Med-QUEST Division (MQD) helps low-income adults and children obtain health coverage through managed care plans.  On October 1, 2013, in compliance with mandates of the Affordable Care Act, the DHS launched an on-line system that simplifies the application and eligibility determination process.

For the period of March 2 – March 8, 2014

Calls to MQD Call Center                                                                                          1,923

Applications

  • On-line                                                                                                            948
  • Paper                                                                                                              1,023
  • Phone                                                                                                             78

Individuals determined Medicaid Eligible (excludes CHIP)

  • MAGI                                                                                                              2,656
  • Non-MAGI                                                                                                            575

Determined CHIP Eligible                                                                                               167

Individuals determined Medicaid Ineligible (excludes CHIP)                                                    2,125

(Applications sent to Hawaii Health Connector for tax incentive and cost-share determinations)

Since October 1, 2013

Calls to MQD Call Center                                                                                       38,871

Applications

  • On-line                                                                                                            17,043
  • Paper                                                                                                                 24,811
  • Phone                                                                                                              1,271

Individuals determined Medicaid Eligible (excludes CHIP)

  • MAGI                                                                                                              51,964
  • Non-MAGI                                                                                                    17,077

Determined CHIP Eligible                                                                                                    3,249

Individuals determined Medicaid Ineligible                                                                             24,583
(Applications sent to Hawaii Health Connector for tax incentive and cost-share determinations)

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Footnotes

  • Calls reflect the number of calls received by the MQD Call Center.  (Excludes calls to MQD eligibility units)
  • Eligibility determinations are made at the end of each week, and reported the following week.  This number does not necessarily reflect to-date enrollment numbers
  • Medicaid determinations = MAGI + non-MAGI eligible determinations (Excludes CHIP)
  • Total weekly eligible and ineligible count = Medicaid + CHIP
  • These figures do not include state funded programs

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