Alien Emergency Medical (AEM)

Created on: 
Aug 11 2017

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Who is eligible to receive Alien Emergency Medical (AEM)?

Undocumented aliens ineligible for any other medical program due to citizenship or alien status, may be eligible for AEM programs. Eligibility criteria can be found in  Apple Health eligibility manual - Apple Health Alien Medical Programs.

How long is the certification period for Alien Emergency Medical (AEM)?

The certification periods for AEM:

  • Are set so that coverage begin and end dates match the exact date of the Specialized Medical Consultant's (SMC) approved date span. 
  • Cannot be more than 12 months for non-spenddown Assistance Units (AU).
  • Cannot be less than 1 month and no more than 6 months for spenddown AUs.
  • Are not synchronized with other related AUs.
  • Are not continued beyond the end date when a review is initiated or received but not completed 
NOTE:  If the SMC AEM approval date span includes a date for coverage to end in the future month, the system sets the certification end date to the last day of the month that the AEM End Date is approved for.  Example:  An application is processed on 5/10/17 and the Specialized Medical Consultant’s (SMC) approval span is 05/10/2017 to 08/21/2017.  In this scenario, the certification start date is set to 5/10/2017 and the certification end date is set to 8/31/2017.

 

For more information, see Apple Health eligibility manual - Apple Health Alien Medical Programs.

 

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