What is Medicaid? Medicaid is the United States health program for eligibleindividuals and families with low incomes and resources. Medicaid is the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for people with limited income in the United States.
Eligibility Medicaid is a joint federal-state program that provides health coverage ofpeople with a low income. The main eligibility categories include children, families, nursinghome residents, and people who are blind, 65 or older, or disabled.
Who Qualifies?To qualify for Medicaid, a person must meet basic requirements: be a U.S. citizen or meet Medicaid citizenship requirements; be an Ohio resident; have or get a social security number; and meet certain financial requirements.
How to apply for MedicaidAny Ohioan can apply for Medicaid and other public benefits at the County Department of Job and Family Services in the county in which they live. There is a form that you must complete at the County Department of Job and Family Services to see if you are approved for Medicaid and other benefits.
What services does Medicaid cover? Medicaid will cover the cost of most medically necessaryservices. The federal government requires some services to be coveredand the state can choose to cover additional services.
Services Required by Federal LawAmbulatory Surgery Centers Medical & surgical dental servicesCertified family nurse practitioner Medical & surgical vision servicesservices Medicare Premium AssistanceCertified pediatric nurse practitionerservices Non-Emergency TransportationTransportation to Medicaid services Nurse midwife services(NET) Nursing Facility careFamily planning services & supplies Outpatient services, including thoseHealth check (EPSDT) program provided by Rural Health Clinics &services (screening & treatment Federally Qualifiedservices to children 21 and younger) Health CentersHome health services Physician servicesInpatient hospitalLab & x-ray
Other services that Ohio coversAmbulances / Ambulettes Independent psychological services for childrenChiropractic services for children Intermediate Care Facility servicesCommunity alcohol & drug addiction for people with Mental Retardationtreatment (ICF-MR)Community mental health services Occupational therapyDental services Physical therapyDurable medical equipment & Podiatrysupplies Prescription drugsHome and Community BasedServices Private Duty NursingWaivers Speech therapyHospice care Vision care, including eyeglasses
Where to get Medicaid Services You must get Medicaid services from a Medicaid provider. A Medicaid provider is a doctor, hospital, laboratory, nursing home,drug store or other health care provider who has a contract with OhioMedicaid to provide care to Medicaid recipients. Before you get any Medicaid services, ask your health care providerif they are a Medicaid provider.