DHCS ACWDL 14-16: Refugee Medical Assistance and the Affordable Care Act (4/1/14)

In this letter, DHCS clarifies the redetermination process for beneficiaries on the Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA) program.  Currently, RMA provides Medi-Cal benefits to refugees (including asylees, trafficking victims and special immigrants without categorical linkage) for their first eight months in the United States.  Post-ACA, RMA beneficiaries are still entitled to the full eight months but should be evaluated for MAGI Medi-Cal eligibility.