07.03.2014

Pregnancy medicaid questions

I am a health care provider and have received numerous questions about health care reform from my patients. After you tell us what your new income is, we check to see if you still qualify for Medicaid.
If you no longer qualify for Medicaid you will get a letter in the mail that states your Medicaid benefits are ending. You are still covered by Medicaid but some health care providers may not be able to see you.
The HealthColorado number is not for information on Medicaid benefits or to find out if you qualify. If you are a current Medicaid or CHP+ client, you can also report a change in your income to your local County Human Services Office or a Medical Assistance Site in your community. After you tell us what your new income is, we will need to see if you and your family still qualify for Medicaid or CHP+. Option 4: Finally, you can call or email the Medicaid Customer Contact Center to request a replacement card be mailed. If you have questions about your individual or family’s circumstances please contact your local county human services office for help over the phone or in person. Medicaid also covers preventive and wellness services including aspirin use, blood pressure screening, breast cancer screening, cholesterol screening, depression screening, healthy diet counseling, sexually transmitted disease prevention counseling, tobacco use screening and counseling and others.
Youth in the care and custody of the Division of Youth Corrections receive health care, including mental health care, from state credentialed medical personnel.
If you have questions about your Medicaid health plan, call HealthColorado at 303-839-2120 (in Denver) or 1-888-367-6557 (outside of Denver). While the question is included in the joint application, assets are not counted against families applying for regular Medicaid and do not count towards eligibility for the Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) program.
The question is only on the application for those who are needing additional benefits provided through the long term care and aged or disabled Medicaid programs. If you have questions about your individual or family’s circumstances please call the Medicaid Customer Contact Center at 1-800-221-3943. Learn more about Medicaid estate recoveries or contact your local county human services office.
If you need to fill a prescription and have not received your Medicaid card yet, check to see if your pharmacy accepts Medicaid. Beginning in 2014, Medicaid will cover individuals and families with up to 133%* of the Federal Poverty Level. Executive SummaryThe Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) makes a number of changes that impact pregnant women who are enrolled in Medicaid and certain private health insurance plans.
Medicaid: Medicaid law prohibits states from charging deductibles, copayments, or similar charges for services that are related to pregnancy or conditions that might complicate pregnancy, regardless of the Medicaid category in which the woman is enrolled. 1 Medicaid is available to individuals under 65 who certain meet financial, residency, and immigration criteria.
3 During her third trimester, the pregnant women is treated as if she has other dependent in her household. 20 We use comprehensive coverage here when discussing the benefits provided to individuals eligible under the pregnancy-related Medicaid category. 28 Under pre-ACA Medicaid law, if an adult or child under 19 is eligible for Medicaid and for employer- sponsored coverage the state could also use Medicaid funds to purchase coverage through the employer plan.
Medicaid can cover your doctor visits, emergency care, preventative care such as screenings and immunizations, and other procedures and treatments. Individuals granted deferred action under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival are not be eligible for Medicaid or CHP+. When applying for Medicaid same-sex couples joined by marriage in Colorado can now apply as one household and should identify as being married. Medicare and Medicaid differ in terms of who they cover, how they are funded, and who runs the program.
For more information health care providers should visit the Medicaid Provider Services page. Depending on your income, you can still qualify for Medicaid even if you have private health insurance through your employer. Make sure you have your Medicaid card on hand when making your appointment and when you go to your health care provider’s office.


You may be asked questions about your assets on the application. We will only ask you information about your assets if it appears you or someone else on the application may need additional Medicaid benefits for individuals who are aged, need Medicare premium assistance, or need long term services and supports. Logan and Pueblo receive health care coverage in different ways, including under Medicaid, Medicare or private health insurance. Youth in community facilities are Medicaid-eligible and receive care from a network of medical professionals. To find out more about Medicaid benefits see the Colorado Medicaid Benefits & Services Overview. HealthColorado sends letters to all newly enrolled Medicaid clients letting them know about their Medicaid health plan options. The law requires providers to examine you to determine if your medical condition is life threatening and provide you with medical care until your life is no longer in danger. States have the opportunity to provide pregnant women with new or improved access to health care coverage and services.
It depends on her household income and whether she satisfies other eligibility requirements.1 Depending on her income and immigration status, the pregnant woman could be eligible for public health insurance or private health insurance with subsidies. If her household income exceeds the above described AFDC limits for full-scope Medicaid coverage, but is at or below 133% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) (or up to 185% FPL, depending on the state), the pregnant woman is entitled to Medicaid under the coverage category for “pregnancy-related services” and “conditions that might complicate the pregnancy.”4 States have the option of providing coverage at even higher levels, but states cannot drop coverage below 133% FPL (or up to 185% FPL, depending on the state). If a woman is pregnant at the point of application, she is not eligible for the Medicaid Expansion.6 Question 2 below discusses Medicaid Expansion coverage for women who become pregnant after enrolling. States have the option of providing coverage to low-income pregnant women under the State CHIP plan.7 This option is particularly important for women who are ineligible for other programs, like Medicaid, based on income or immigration status.
Generally, a woman who becomes pregnant while enrolled in any Medicaid category, will continue to be eligible for that category. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has appropriately articulated the expectation that states should provide pregnant women comprehensive coverage. 24 As noted above, HHS has made clear that it presumes “pregnancy related services” to include all services otherwise covered under the state plan unless the state has justified classification of a service as not pregnancy-related in its state plan. There are significant concerns that transitioning from one source of coverage to another can create harmful disruptions in care for pregnant women, especially for women with fragile health conditions. States can use “bridge plans” to improve continuity of care for lower income people who experience income fluctuations that cause their eligibility for programs changes to change.26 A bridge plan is an insurance plan offered by a Medicaid insurer in a Marketplace to people transitioning off of Medicaid or the CHIP due to increases in income. Under this option, a state can use Medicaid funds to pay the premiums for adults and children to purchase coverage through private health plans.27 A state Medicaid program could use premium assistance for a limited time period to enroll a Medicaid-eligible pregnant woman in a QHP through the Marketplace. We use it to mean that the state provides this group full Medicaid coverage under their state plan. See the Colorado Medicaid Benefits & Services Overview for more details or visit the Find a Doctor page to search for a dentist near you. Medicaid does not have an enrollment fee but in some specific circumstances, co-pays may be required. Also, same-sex couples who were married out of state in a state that permits same-sex marriage will be recognized as a married couple in Colorado for purposes of applying for Medicaid.
Medicaid is for low income Coloradans who make less than about $1,250 a month for an individual.
To find out more about Medicare visit Medicare.gov or call Medicare Customer Service at 1-800-633-4227.
This page has been  designed specifically to help health care providers and their staff answer patient questions about health care reform. This page has been designed specifically to help health care providers and their staff answer patients’ questions about health care reform and share materials that can be downloaded and displayed.
If your income has changed since you applied for Medicaid it is important that you update the income we have on file for you. If you have both private health insurance and Medicaid, your private health plan will pay your medical costs first, and then what is left over may be covered by Medicaid. For example, if you call HealthColorado to change your Medicaid health plan on February 6, then your new Medicaid health plan will start March 1st. To find out the status of a submitted Medical Assistance (Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus) application click here. If you no longer qualify for Medicaid or CHP+, we’ll check to see if you and your family still qualify for a tax credit to help purchase private health insurance through Connect for Health Colorado. Emergency Medicaid only covers life and limb threatening situations, and does not cover doctor appointments or routine care.


Medicaid and CHP+ are free or low cost public health insurance.  Once it is determined a person does not qualify for Medicaid or CHP+, they can apply for financial assistance to buy insurance through the marketplace.
This means Medicaid pays for services only after any other coverage you may have pays first. The asset question will not impact eligibility for those who are not seeking additional Medicaid benefits. To find out the status of a submitted Medical Assistance (Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus) application see the Application Status page for instructions. You can call HealthColorado to find out about Medicaid health plans and how to choose the health plan you want.
If you applied for long term care Medicaid or other special programs, your benefits start the day you meet all the requirements. It is important you have your Medicaid card with you each time you make an appointment with your health care provider and every time you go to your health care provider’s office. This Q&A addresses some common questions surrounding pregnant women’s coverage under the ACA starting January 1, 2014.
Her eligibility depends on her household, and potentially, also on the trimester of her pregnancy. Department of the Treasury rules exclude pregnancy-related Medicaid coverage, even if it is comprehensive, from the definition of minimum essential coverage.16 Thus, a woman who becomes pregnant while receiving coverage through a Marketplace might also qualify for pregnancy-related Medicaid coverage if she meets Medicaid eligibility criteria, including income and immigration criteria.
In these states, pregnant women with incomes between the state’s AFDC level and 133% FPL (or up to 185% FPL, depending on the state) receive the full range of prenatal, pregnancy, post-partum, and family planning services, but less than comprehensive coverage.
If a pregnant woman were enrolled in a bridge plan, she would stay with the same plan and provider network whether she is enrolled in Medicaid, CHIP, or a QHP in the Marketplace. Federal rules would allow women to have simultaneous coverage under both Medicaid and the Marketplace plans.29 The programs would share responsibility for providing a woman with information about all of the programs for which she is eligible, including information about benefits and costs. The simple one-page applications are available at your local Medicaid Eligibility offices, county health departments, community health centers, pregnancy testing centers and local physicians. CHP+ is for low income children and pregnant women who make too much to qualify for Medicaid.
If you still qualify for Medicaid, but do not want Medicaid coverage, you can contact your local County Human Services Office and ask them to close your case.
If you have questions about what Emergency Medicaid covers contact the Medicaid Customer Contact Center. It is important you have your Medicaid card with you each time you make an appointment and every time you go to your health care provider’s office.
For example, the state could develop a health insurance “smart card” that would enable the woman to seamlessly access both Medicaid and private plan services, and that would ensure that the provider knows whether or not to collect a co-payment and which program to bill for her care. However, it not clear whether a woman will have to switch to the pregnancy-related category if she comes up for redetermination while enrolled in the new Medicaid category for low-income adults.
You can also report a change to your local County Human Services Office or a Medical Assistance Site in your community.
To apply for Emergency Medicaid, visit your local county office or send in a paper application. Before 1996, individuals who qualified for AFDC cash assistance were automatically eligible for Medicaid.
Specifically, federal law requires that states provide Medicaid coverage  to pregnant women whose household income is the higher of (1) 133% FPL or (2) the income standard, up to 185% FPL, that the state had established as of December 19, 1989 for determining eligibility for pregnant women, or, as of July 1, 1989, had authorizing legislation to do so. States may, however, impose monthly premiums (but not other cost-sharing) on pregnant women with incomes above 150% of the FPL.
Congress also provided that individuals who met the income, resource, and family composition rules that applied to the state’s AFDC program on July 16, 1996 must qualify for Medicaid. Department of the Treasury and IRS have indicated that they will issue guidance providing pregnant women covered in 2014 under pregnancy- related Medicaid only, and no other health insurance, with an exemption from penalties for not  maintaining minimum essential coverage.
Further, although federal law bars most immigrants from receiving full-scope Medicaid coverage for the first five years after entering the United States, an exception exists for some lawfuly residing children and pregnant women living in states that have opted to lift this five-year bar.



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