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 Mississippi Division of Medicaid administers Medicaid programs throughout Mississippi, and recipients must be American citizens or legal permanent residents living in Mississippi 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 November 2012, however, you should consult the Mississippi Medicaid Agency’s summary of Eligibility Guidelines for Mississippi Health Benefits.
Anyone looking into eligibility for Medicaid services in Mississippi should consult the Mississippi Division of Medicaid, which provides valuable links and information to help answer many questions concerning eligibility. If it appears you meet eligibility requirements, you shouldn’t delay applying for Mississippi Medicaid services.
Medicaid in Mississippi 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
The Mississippi Health Benefits Policy Manual is a useful source of information about Medicaid and other state health care programs in Mississippi.
Some people are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. In such cases, Medicare is the primary payer.
If you are a Medicare dual eligible individual, looking into Medicare Advantage plans may be a wise move and a good investment. Call MedicareMall toll-free at (877) 413-1556 and we’ll be glad to help you determine whether Medicare Advantage is right for you.
For further information about Medicaid coverage in Mississippi, contact the Mississippi Division of Medicaid toll-free at 1-800-421-2408.
If you have any further questions about senior healthcare including Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Part B), Medicare supplement plans, or Medicare Advantage, contact a licensed, bonded MedicareMall representative and let us lead you with confidence through the Medicare maze!
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