HCR 230 CheckPoint Working with Medicaid

HCR 230 CheckPoint Working with Medicaid - Medicaid has the...

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CheckPoint: Working with Medicaid In order for one to be eligible for Medicaid assistance, there are certain regulations and guidelines that need to be met. These particular rules have to do with those who are living with low incomes or disabilities. Every state in the United States has its own set of regulations for figuring out someone’s eligibility for the use of Medicaid. A majority of states state that those who are suffering from blindness, disability, age and pregnancy, access to resources like bank accounts and property, and citizenship status (a legal immigrant or U.S. citizen) are eligible. Income and resources are evaluated on an individual basis verses a particular group of people. Children’s eligibility is determined by the child’s status and does not take the parent(s) or guardian(s) into consideration. For disabled children who live at home and people who reside in nursing homes, special rules do exist.
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Unformatted text preview: Medicaid has the capability of sending a bill straight to the patient. If the patient receives a service that has no coverage then the eligibility group to which that person belongs will send a bill. The patient might also have to pay a co-pay for certain services, but this is all based on the guidelines of the residing state. Virtually all emergency services are covered for patients with Medicaid. When the state and federal government involve themselves with insurance, there are strict guidelines that must be followed. For example, the poverty guideline; this is used to figure out a certain level of poverty in order to be used to find a program that fits well with the person). There are other programs that each state offers (that do not receive federal funding) if a person needs assistance but does not qualify for Medicaid....
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