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Provider Notice Issued 05/14/2019

Date:      May 14, 2019
To:          All Medical Assistance Program Providers
Re:         Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) - Central Illinois Region Managed Care Update
This notice informs providers that effective July 1, 2019, the Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) program will once again be an option for full dual eligible beneficiaries in Christian, Logan, Macon, Menard, Piatt, and Sangamon Counties. The MMAI program will remain an option in Champaign, DeWitt, Ford, Knox, McLean, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, and Vermilion Counties.
MMAI Program
The MMAI program brings together Medicare, Medicaid and prescription drug benefits into one health plan. Most MMAI health plans also offer extra benefits such as more dental care and lower prescription co-pays. All MMAI health plans have care coordination to manage all the healthcare and long-term services and supports of enrollees.
Molina Healthcare of Illinois (Molina) will be the only health plan offering an MMAI health plan in the Central Illinois Region in Calendar Year 2019 and Calendar Year 2020.
MMAI Mail Schedule
MMAI passive enrollment packets will begin to be mailed in Christian, Logan, Macon, Menard, Piatt, and Sangamon Counties in early June 2019 with September 1, 2019 coverage effective dates. These enrollment packets include a 60-day choice period prior to the coverage effective date. The enrollment packet will note the MMAI plan in which the beneficiary will be passively enrolled if they do not make a choice. Full dual eligible beneficiaries who are eligible for MMAI, including those who are enrolled in HealthChoice Illinois Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) plans, may choose to enroll in or opt out of MMAI at any time.
Questions regarding this notice may be directed to the Department’s Bureau of Managed Care at
217-524-7478 or
Doug Elwell
Medicaid Director


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