Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) - Newborn Medical (N10)

Created on: 
Jan 18 2020

Online Processing

See ACES Screens and Online Pages for an example of pages or screens used in this chapter.

Who is eligible to receive N10 (MAGI Newborn Medical)?

A child under the age of one is eligible for categorically needy (CN) Newborn Medical assistance when:

  • The child's mother was eligible for and receiving coverage under a medical program at the time of the child's birth; and
  • The child is a Washington state resident.

For more information on N10 medical eligibility, see Apple Health eligibility manual - WAC 182-505-0210 Washington apple health - Eligibility for children.

Can a client receive N10 (MAGI Newborn Medical) coverage while incarcerated? 

When a client is active or approved under some medical coverage groups while incarcerated, they can still be eligible to receive medical assistance in a suspended status. For more information, see Suspended Medical – State Bill (SB 6430).

How long is the N10 (MAGI Newborn Medical) certification period?

The N10 medical program may be certified up to 12 months, through the end of the month of the child’s first birthday.

How long is a newborn covered under their mother’s medical?

Newborns are covered under their mother’s medical Services Card:

  • Through the month in which the 21st day of life occurs if mom was on managed care, or
  • Through the month that includes the baby's 60th day of life if mom was on fee-for-service medical benefits.

For more information on how long a newborn is covered under their mother's medical, see Apple Health eligibility manual - WAC 182-505-0210 Washington apple health - Eligibility for children - Clarifying Information.

Who can process N10 (MAGI Newborn Medical) in ACES?

Users with Enhanced Secured Group Newborn N10 Update in their ACES.online profile can screen new N10 AUs in ACES.online/ACES 3G. If the N10 AUs were screened in ACES.online/ACES 3g, users in this group can also:

  • Process and finalize N10 
  • Make changes to N10 AUs 
  • Reinstate N10 AUs 

Online Processing

How do I screen N10 (MAGI Newborn Medical) in ACES?

To screen N10 MAGI medical, take the following steps in ACES.online:

  1. Follow the instructions in Screening an Application.
  2. On the ACES Screening – Finalize page, click Specify Program to go to the ACES Screening – Finalize Details page.
  3. On the ACES Screening – Finalize Details page, complete the following fields:
  • Program dropdown – Select Medical Assistance (MA).
  • Medical Coverage Group dropdown – Select Newborn (N10).
  1. Click Next to return to the ACES Screening – Finalize page.
  2. In the Application Date field, enter [the newborn’s Birth Date].
  3. Click Commit.

How do I process and finalize N10 (MAGI Newborn Medical) in ACES?

To process and finalize N10 (Newborn) MAGI medical AUs screened in ACES.online, follow the steps in the InterviewProcess Application Months, and Finalize chapters.

NOTE: N10 AUs screened and processed in ACES.online/ACES 3G are always denied in the ongoing month.

See ACES Screens and Online Pages for an example of pages or screens used in this chapter.