Medicaid is an assistance program that provides medical benefits to low-income persons. Although the Federal government establishes the general rules for the program, specific requirements are actually established by each State. Whether or not you can be eligible for Medicaid depends on the state where you live. For more information, click here.
Yes. You can also apply for Medicaid online with the easy to use application located here. You can use the online application to apply for all Medicaid programs.
If you prefer to apply with a paper application, you can download one of several application forms from this website, by clicking here. If you are unsure which program you want to apply for, complete the General Application, which can be used for any Medicaid program. Fill out, sign, and date the application form, then mail it to the Medicaid office in your area.
Applicants for Medicaid must: - Provide the State with documentation of citizenship or alien status, and - Sign a declaration that the applicant is a citizen or national of the United States or an alien in a satisfactory immigration status.
A replacement Medicaid card can be ordered by calling our toll-free line at 1-800-834-3333 . You may call the LaCHIP hotline at 1-877-252-2447 and choose the "Replace Medicaid Card" option and provide the information required to obtain a replacement Medicaid card through the automated system. You may also submit your request online at the Louisiana Mediciaid Online Application page.
To get a list of doctors, dentists or other medical service providers in your parish who takeMedicaid, please visit our Provider Map page. This page will let you search for Medicaid services in your parish. If there is no doctor listed in your parish, try searching for doctors in your region or in the parishes around yours.
You can also call 1-877-455-9955 toll-free for a listing of specialists (including dentists) in your area who are enrolled and active in the LaCHIP and Medicaid programs.
It is important to remember that not all doctors who are active in the Medicaid program are taking new patients. Be sure to ask the doctor’s office if they are taking new Medicaid patients when you can to schedule an appointment.
There is a form available for reporting Medicaid Fraud. To report fraud of a Medicaid provider or recipient, simply complete the form online with the required information and select the submit button. The form will then be transferred to us for investigating. None of your information is needed to submit a report. Click here to complete a form.
To report your address change, contact the Medicaid hotline at 1-877-252-2447 and choose the "Report an Address Change" option and provide the information required through the automated system. You may also submit your request online at the Louisiana Medicaid Online Application page.
Medically Needy provides Medicaid eligibility to qualified individuals and families who may have too much income to qualify for regular Medicaid programs. Individuals and families who meet all Medicaid program requirements, except that their income is above those program limits, can spend-down or reduce their income to Medicaid eligibility levels using incurred medical expenses.
Parents or qualified relatives may be eligible for Medicaid if they are members of low income families which include a child under age 18 who is deprived of the support of at least one parent. Contact your local Medicaid office or call the Medicaid Hotline toll free at 1-888-342-6207 for more information.
If there are no minor children living in the home, Medicaid eligibility for elderly or persons with disabilities with income below the Federal Benefit Rate (FBR) is decided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) through their Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program. Elderly persons or persons who consider themselves disabled and whose income and resources are below the FBR (currently $698 for an individual and $1048 for a couple) should contact the Social Security Administration to apply for SSI.
A decision will be made and you will be notified within 45 days (with some exceptions) after you apply. If your application is based on disability, it may take up to 90 days. Coverage may start as early as 3 months before the month you apply; if you meet all eligibility factors.
If you think the decision we make is unfair, incorrect, or is made too late, you may ask for a Fair Hearing by calling or writing to your local Medicaid office. You may also write directly to Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Bureau of Appeals at P.O. Box 4183, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4183.
Each application will tell you what information you need to send in with your application form. We will review your application and information when we receive it. We will let you know if we will need any other information to decide if you qualify for Medicaid benefits.
Not all Medicaid programs give full coverage.Full coverage Medicaid is the most complete or total coverage available from Medicaid.Most medical services should be covered and paid by Medicaid.If you have questions about what type of coverage you have, please call your local Medicaid office or the Medicaid hotline number at 1-888-342-6207. The 1-888 number is a free call.
The federal government administers Medicare. Medicare is not based on financial need, but is generally linked to receipt of Social Security benefits based on being age 65 or older or having a disability.
Medicaid is an assistance program administered on a state-by state basis. Medicaid eligibility is based mainly on financial need.
If you need help to complete the application form or to get any of the needed proof, please call us toll free at 1-888-342-6207. If you are hearing impaired, you may call the TTY number at 1-800-220-5404.
Louisiana's Medicaid Program provides payment for special long term care support services, as well as full Medicaid health coverage, to eligible people who, because of their medical condition, require assistance with activities of daily living (for example, eating, bathing, dressing, grooming, and transferring). Long term care supports may be provided either in a facility or in an individual's own home or in the community. For more information or to download a Medicaid Application for Long Term Care, visit the Medicaid Long Term Care Web site at http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/233/n/23
The General Medicaid Application Form will not be accepted for Long Term Care applications.
The GNOCHC program is a special program called a 1115 Demonstration Waiver approved by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. It is funded through the Primary Care Access and Stabilization Grant. It is intended to preserve primary and behavioral health care access restored and expanded after Hurricane Katrina.
You must live in Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, or St. Bernard parishes to qualify for GNOCHC. As long as you live in one of these parishes, you will continue to be eligible. When you move to another parish, report it to the Medicaid office at 1-888-342-6207. They will review you for other Medicaid programs.
Your application is reviewed for all Medicaid programs. Since GNOCHC doesn’t cover everything, it is one of the last programs Medicaid looks at. If you are eligible for a program with more benefits, you will be put into that program. When you are found eligible for Medicaid or GNOCHC, you will get a letter from Medicaid and a plastic health insurance card.
You are eligible for one year, unless you reach age 65, move to another parish that doesn’t have GNOCHC, you get health insurance, become pregnant, are incarcerated, or are admitted to an institution. Each year you are reviewed for continued eligibility. You may or may not be contacted. If you are found eligible again, you will receive a letter from Medicaid.
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