ICAMA and Medicaid : Understanding the COBRA Option and COBRA Reciprocity.
Published: Spring 2007
, p. 1-3
Publication Information: Washington, DC : Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance, Inc.
Association of Administrators of the Intersate Compact on Adoption and Medical Asssistance, Inc.
810 First St. NE, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20002-4267
This article explains the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance (ICAMA), and an option under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) that allows a State to provide Medicaid to the State's own state-funded adoption assistance eligible children who reside in the State and meet the COBRA eligibility criteria outlined in Federal law. It further explains that COBRA reciprocity allows States to make to extend Medicaid to children residing in the State who receive state-funded adoption assistance from another State. Criteria for determining whether a child can receive Medicaid in an interstate case are listed.
adoption laws; ICAMA; Medicaid