Working with Medicaid - in certain situations. These...

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Working with Medicaid Jessica Thibodeaux Factors that determine Medicaid eligibility include different requirements. First of all, one must get an application and provide the information requested such as address, income information, and who all is in the household. A person must be disabled, fall below the 133% poverty limit and pregnant women that fall below the poverty limit. In some cases a child may be eligible while the parent or adult is not. Not every medical service is covered under Medicaid. Services such as hearing screening and vision screening are covered for qualified applicants under the age of 21. For pregnant women, only services pertaining to the pregnancy are covered. Other services that are for preventative care are covered. A provider may bill the patient directly
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Unformatted text preview: in certain situations. These situations include the rendering of non covered services. If a person who is over the age of 21 goes for a dental screening, the patient will be billed directly because that person is not eligible for dental services. Implication of state and federal involvement in the Medicaid program include the difference in regulations and requirements. Some states offer Medicaid to more participants than other states. The poverty limit is different from state to state as well due to the fact that some states have lower cost of living than others do. This means that in one state you may be eligible for Medicaid but in another state you make too much money and do not qualify for the service....
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