Funded by both the federal and state governments, Medicaid is an important health program for people with lower incomes, elderly people, people with disabilities, and some families with children.
The state Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) administers Indiana’s Medicaid program, and recipients must be American citizens or legal permanent residents living in the Hoosier State who fall into certain qualifying categories.
Qualifying categories for Medicaid eligibility include:
- the elderly
- the physically disabled
- the mentally disabled
- severely disabled children
- pregnant women
- low income adults
- low income children
By 2014, most adults across the country who are under age 65 and have incomes under $15,000 will qualify for Medicaid. To help determine the likelihood of your Medicaid eligibility as of July 2013, however, you should consult the Indiana Medicaid Eligibility Guide or learn more about eligibility requirements for coverage under various Indiana Medicaid programs.
Anyone looking into eligibility for Medicaid services in Indiana should consult the Indiana Medicaid website, which provides valuable links and information to help answer many questions concerning eligibility. If it appears you meet eligibility requirements, you should not delay applying for Indiana Medicaid services.
Medicaid in Indiana covers a wide range of medical services including:
- Laboratory and X-ray services
- Inpatient and outpatient hospital services
- Health screenings for children and treatment of detected medical problems
- Comprehensive dental services for children
- Adult medical and surgical dental services
- Nursing facility services for adults
- Health clinic services
- Prescription drugs
- Physical, occupational, or speech therapy for children
- Eye doctor visits and eyeglasses for children
- Medically-necessary transportation services
Some people have dual eligibility for both Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare is the primary payer in these cases.
If you are a Medicare dual eligible individual, looking into Medicare Advantage plans may be a great investment. Call MedicareMall toll-free at (877) 413-1556 to learn more about dual eligibility and Medicare Advantage.
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