Oregon Department of Human Services, Self-Sufficiency Programs

Rule Rule 461-135-0730
Specific Requirements; QMB, SMB, SMF


(1)

The following requirements apply to QMB-BAS:

(a)

To qualify for QMB-BAS, an individual must be receiving Medicare hospital insurance under Part A. This includes an individual who must pay a monthly premium to receive coverage.

(b)

A client who qualifies for QMB-BAS is not eligible to receive the full range of the Department’s medical services. QMB-BAS benefits are limited to payments toward Medicare cost-sharing expenses. These expenses are:

(A)

Medicare Part A and Part B premiums; and

(B)

Medicare Part A and Part B deductibles and coinsurance up to the Department’s fee schedule.

(2)

The following requirements apply to QMB DW:

(a)

To qualify for the QMB-DW program, an individual must be eligible for Part A of Medicare as a qualified worker with a disability under Section 1818A of the Social Security Act (42 USC 1395i-2a). This is an individual under age 65 who has lost eligibility for Social Security disability benefits because the individual has become substantially gainfully employed, but can continue to receive Part A of Medicare by paying a premium.

(b)

A QMB-DW client is eligible only for payment of premiums for Part A of Medicare. If the client is eligible for any other medical assistance program the client is not eligible for QMB-DW.

(3)

The following requirements apply to QMB SMB:

(a)

To qualify for QMB SMB, an individual must be receiving Medicare hospital insurance under Part A. This includes an individual who must pay a monthly premium to receive coverage.

(b)

A client who qualifies for QMB SMB is not eligible to receive the full range of the Department’s medical services. QMB SMB benefits are limited to payment of Medicare Part B premiums.

(4)

The following requirements apply to QMB-SMF:

(a)

To qualify for QMB-SMF, an individual must be receiving Medicare hospital insurance under Part A. This includes an individual who must pay a monthly premium to receive coverage.

(b)

A client who is otherwise eligible for another Medicaid program offered by the Department or the Oregon Health Authority is not eligible for QMB-SMF.

(c)

A client who qualifies for QMB-SMF is not eligible to receive the full range of the Department’s medical services. QMB-SMF benefits are limited to payment for Medicare Part B premiums.

(d)

The QMB-SMF program is subject to an enrollment cap based on the federal allocation. If the enrollment in this program exceeds the federal allocation, the program may be closed.
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