Medicaid is a program that helps pay for medically necessary medical services for needy and low-income persons. It uses state and federal government money. The Department of Human Services (DHS) runs the Medicaid program in Arkansas."
In reality, Medicaid is not one program but many:*source: Health Policy Institute of Ohio, Columbus, OH 43215-4198
- An insurance program for children, parents, pregnant women, elders, and people with disabilities who meet certain low income requirements;
- A program of chronic and long-term care for people with disabilities, including people with mental illness, and low income elderly;
- A supplement to Medicare for low-income elderly and people with disabilities; and
- A source of funding for uncompensated care in hospitals.
Medicaid will not make payments to you but will pay doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers who are enrolled in the Medicaid program... Medicaid can help pay some of your medical bills, but not always all of them. If you're an adult on Medicaid, you will have to pay for part of your medical care..."
"You have a right to be treated fairly. * When you apply for Medicaid, your race, sex, or religion should never be a reason for turning you down..."
"A primary care physician, also called a PCP, is a doctor who takes care of you and helps you stay healthy. Your PCP will provide most of your health care..."
What is Medicaid... Am I Eligible... How Do I Apply?"
"What is Medicaid’s EPSDT? The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) service is Medicaid's child health program of prevention and treatment for people under the age of 21. It includes periodic screening, vision, dental, and hearing services...."
Medicaid is a program that helps you pay for the medical care you need. Medicaid uses state and federal money to pay these bills. In Arkansas, the Department of Human Services (DHS) runs the Medicaid program. Medicaid is not the same thing as Medicare....."
"Medicaid Is a Boon to Arkansas’s Economy In 2005, Arkansas will spend more than $3.1 billion on Medicaid. Of this, the federal government will contribute more than $2.3 billion.1 This $3.1 billion dollar investment will give Arkansas’s economy a shot in the arm—stimulating state business activity and creating new jobs. Because Medicaid spending has an economic multiplier effect, each $1 million that Arkansas invests in Medicaid results in nearly $5.5 million in new business activity and more than 61 newly created jobs.... ""
"Elderly, Blind and Disabled Categories (AABD)... Family Medicaid Categories... Non-Family and Non-AABD Medicaid Categories..."
"Use Alphabetical List for Link to County Office Information ..."
"It depends on how much money you make, how much property you own, your age, and your situation. Most people who can get Medicaid are in one of these groups..."
Explains important basics about Arkansas Medicaid. Topics include protections for the community spouse, transfers, income, and estate recovery.."
Income Thresholds for Jobless and Working Parents Applying for Medicaid by Annual Income as a Percent of Federal Poverty Level (FPL), 2009... Income Eligibility Levels for Pregnant Women by Annual Income and as a Percent of Federal Poverty Level (FPL), 2009... Income Eligibility Levels for Other Medicaid Enrollment Groups as a Percent of Federal Poverty Level"
The chart at the bottom of this page shows the current income limits for ARKids First benefit packages. If your family income is less than the amount in the ARKids A column for your children's ages, then your children may be eligible for ARKids A (Medicaid)..."
"...The poverty thresholds are the original version of the federal poverty measure... The poverty guidelines are the other version of the federal poverty measure.
Many groups of people are covered by Medicaid. Even within these groups, though, certain requirements must be met. These may include your age, whether you are pregnant, disabled, blind, or aged; your income and resources (like bank accounts, real property, or other items that can be sold for cash); and whether you are a U.S. citizen or a lawfully admitted immigrant. The rules for counting your income and resources vary from state to state and from group to group. There are special rules for those who live in nursing homes and for disabled children living at home.
"To apply for Medicaid, go to the Department of Human Services (DHS) office in the county where you live. If you are not able to go there, you may have a relative or a friend apply for you. You must sign an application form and give certain information about yourself and your family. The county office will determine your eligibility..."
If you are hurt or sick and need a lot of care, you might be able to get temporary help from Medicaid even if you make too much money to get regular Medicaid..."
The Arkansas Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool was created by Act 1995, No. 1339 as a state program that was intended to provide an alternative market for health insurance for certain uninsurable Arkansas residents..."
Applying for ARKids First is easy... The only paperwork you will need to submit with your application is proof of your children's ages and, if they are not U.S. citizens, proof of alien status..."
The following tables summarize the benefits offered under ARKids A and ARKids B..."
HOW TO APPLY? In this application, we will ask you questions about the people in your home, your money and your child care expenses...."
Your child's PCP (primary care physician) is the doctor who manages your child's health and health care. You choose a PCP when you sign up for ARKids First B...."
"What is ARKids First? ARKids First is health care insurance for children. ARKids First has two programs: ARKids First A and ARKids First B. ARKids First A is Medicaid for children. ARKids First B is for people who make too much money to get regular Medicaid, but still do not have health insurance for their children...."
"Rehabilitative Services for Persons with Mental Illness (RSPMI). These are services that help treat or prevent mental disorders. For some services, the health care provider needs to get approval from Medicaid .rst....."
What is ARKids First... Are my children eligible for ARKids First... How do I apply for ARKids First coverage?"
ARKids First health insurance provides coverage for more than 70,000 Arkansas children who otherwise might have gone without. ARKids First offers two coverage options. ARKids A offers low-income families a comprehensive package of benefits. ARKids B provides coverage for families..."
Forty-nine percent of Arkansas’ children are enrolled in Medicaid. It costs Arkansas just $2,050 per year, on average, for each Medicaid-eligible child compared to the average costs per adult Medicaid enrollee of $4,837..."
Individual state profiles..."
Eligibility Criteria... Benefits... Participants... Spending ..."
66,000 Children Are Uninsured in Arkansas More than one in 11 children in Arkansas is uninsured (9.2 percent of Arkansas’s children)...."
Some benefits, or services that Medicaid will pay for are explained here... Many benefits have limits, especially for adults. Limits can be annual or monthly..."
As of July 2003, 557,074 people were covered under Arkansas’s Medicaid programs. In state fiscal year 2003, Arkansas spent $2.46 billion to provide Medicaid services. As of July 2003, Arkansas no longer operates a SCHIP program...The State also has a Medicaid §1115 waiver from the Federal government that allows it to expand Medicaid to cover certain children who would not otherwise qualify for Medicaid..."
"If you have both Medicare and Medicaid, they work together for you. Medicare pays first, and Medicaid pays last. Medicare has two parts: Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B..."
Living Choices is a Medicaid program that allows you to live in congregated housing with 24-hour supervision and services that support independence. What is Living Choices?..."
Even if you already receive Medicaid benefits, you must apply for long-term care Medicaid for nursing home payment. You do this at your county Department of Human Services Office..."
A Miller Trust is an irrevocable trust that permits a person to become eligible under Medicaid to pay for Nursing Home care... This fact sheet addresses one of the major problems of having too much income to qualify yet too little to pay for nursing home care. Individuals in this situation are “trapped in the gap.”..."
Medicaid will cover the cost of some types of long-term care, but to qualify one must meet Medicaid's strict income and asset eligibility requirements. Medicaid was designed as a resource for individuals who could not otherwise pay for their own medical needs. It was not designed to act as a national long-term care financing tool."
These are Arkansas Nursing Homes in cities A - Z."
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