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Medicaid is a health insurance program available to United States citizens and permanent residents who meet certain requirements for income, resources, age, or disability.
In general, Medicaid covers most skilled nursing care, whether at home or in a facility, and personal care provided by a home health aide. Medicine, supplies, and equipment, as well as transportation to and from medical appointments, may also be covered. In addition, some services, equipment, and supplies may require prior approval before they can be covered.
In order to help your family member get the health care required, it is important to plan ahead for Medicaid eligibility and to learn the rules necessary for Medicaid application so that you know what is required and how to comply.
To find out if you meet eligibility requirements, contact the following office in your area:
Medicaid applicants must show proof of age and citizenship, a Social Security card, proof of current income and assets, and a Medicare benefit card.
For more information about eligibility, application, and coverage, click here.
For more information about paying for home health care services, please call us at 1-800-675-0391.