Medicaid is a federal cum state funded program that pays for medical costs for certain individuals and families with low incomes, who also satisfy certain other requirement like age, disability etc.
Individuals can contact their local or state Medicaid office for precise information on enrollment, qualifying criteria, list of medical services that are covered by Medicaid, co-payments, Medicaid eligibility for newborns, Medicaid managed care and other related queries, for a particular State. Each state has a dedicated Medicaid Beneficiary helpline contact number. Additionally, an individual or a Medicaid beneficiary can report any fraudulent practices related to Medicaid at their state Medicaid office.
- The Centre for Medicaid and Medicare services (CMS) website provides information related to Medicaid. One can access the contacts database by visiting their website at www.cms.hhs.gov/medicaid/consumer.asp. This provides a state wise contact database and one can obtain the state Medicaid office number by selecting their state.
- Additionally, the contact information regarding the Medicaid Office for a particular state can be obtained by checking the Benefits.gov website. The URL is http://www.govbenefits.gov/govbenefits_en.portal.
- Additionally, one can call 1-800-MEDICARE and say “Medicaid” to get the telephone number for their respective State Medical Assistance office. However, it is to be noted that each state lists its Medicaid program under a unique state name. For example, in California the Medicaid program is called “Medi-Cal”. The names of the Medicaid program of various state are listed at http://www.virec.research.va.gov/resources/FAQ_i07.htm. Additionally, one can also find contact information of their local office on this page.
- One can find important telephone numbers and websites for the organizations by visiting www.medicare.gov or calling 1-800-MEDICARE
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