APA WF 22-21A Increase Income Standard for Pregnant Women and Extend Postpartum Coverage
These rule changes were previously approved by the OHCA Board of Directors and are pending approval from the Governor as emergency rules. Due to Oklahoma Statutes, these rules must be taken through the permanent rulemaking process.
The proposed revisions will expand Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women by increasing the federal poverty level (FPL) percentage income standard from 133% to 185%, or 210% FPL once converted to MAGI and applying the applicable MAGI disregards. Additionally, the proposed revisions will extend Medicaid postpartum coverage from sixty (60) days to twelve (12) months. This new coverage option afforded through the American Rescue Plan Act was made permanent with the passing of the 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act.
Please view the circulation document here: APA WF # 22-21A and submit feedback via the comment box below.
Circulation Date: 02/01/2023
Comment Due Date: 03/03/2023
Public Hearing: 03/07/2023
Board Meeting: 03/22/2023