TEFRA Medicaid Care Coordination


The Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA) is a Medicaid program designed to help children under 19 years old with costs related to their disabilities. This covers significant medical, developmental or psychiatric needs. Though they may be deemed “disabled” or have high medical costs, not all children qualify for this program.

Through Alaska Medicaid TEFRA program, FRA will provide care coordination for a child who is social security eligible, who’s parental income is exempted and who meets one of the following three “level of care” criteria (see STAR program for TEFRA application information):

  • Intermediate Care Facility for Intellectual Developmental Disability (ICF/IDD)
  • Nursing Facility  (skilled and/or intermediate) (NF)
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital (IPH)

For more information or a TEFRA application, please download the following printable (pdf file) documents:

Information or to schedule an appointment:

Family Services
Lynette Falke, Director
Phone: (907) 456-8901
Email: lynette@fra-alaska.net

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