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North Carolina Medicaid Program

Medicaid in North Carolina In North Carolina, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) oversees the Division of Medical Assistance (DMA), which manages the Medicaid and Health Choice programs. The role of the DMA is to provide access to high quality, medically necessary health care to eligible North Carolina residents. Medicaid is a federal and state health insurance program that benefits low-income individuals and families that can't afford the cost of health care. Medicaid provides coverage for low-income seniors, parents, children, and people with disabilities. In North Carolina, Medicaid provides coverage to nearly 2 million residents. Who is Eligible for Medicaid in North Carolina? In order to qualify for Medicaid coverage in North Carolina, you must: 1. Be a U.S. citizen or be able to provide proof of eligible immigration status. 2. Live in North Carolina and be able to provide proof of residency. 3. Have a Social Security number or have an application pending. You are automatically eligible for Medicaid if you get any of these benefits: 1. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) 2. State or County Special Assistance if you are disabled or aged (Adult Care Home Assistance) 3. Special Assistance to the blind 4. Work First Family Assistance - this is North Carolina's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Groups of people that Medicaid provides coverage for include: * Aged, blind, and disabled - you might be eligible for Medicaid if you are age 65 or older, disabled, or blind. Your eligibility for Medicaid is based on the monthly income of your family and your assets. If you are blind or disabled, you must be evaluated by a physician. * Infants, children, and families - North Carolina Medicaid helps infants, children, and families with several different programs. Your family income, age of your children, and the size of your family determines if you and your family are eligible for Medicaid. * Long-term care - Medicaid can help pay for long-term care in the home as well as nursing homes and intermediate care facilities. There are limits on your income, financial resources, and transfer of assets requirements. * Medicare recipients - If you currently get Medicare, Medicaid can help you in two different ways. 1. Medicare-Aid for people that have limited income and resources. This is also known as the Medicare Savings Program. 2. Medicare-Aid for working individuals with a disability. This program allows you to keep your Medicare Part A coverage if you are disabled, but returned to work. How to apply for Medicaid in North Carolina Remember, if you already get Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you are already covered for North Carolina Medicaid and you don't have to apply. The best way to apply for North Carolina Medicaid is to apply in person at your county Department of Social Services office in the county where you live. If you can't apply for Medicaid in person, you can print, complete and mail an application for Medicaid to your local Social Services office. You can also call the office and have a blank application mailed to you. They will not accept applications online or by Fax. If you are disabled and need assistance in filling out an application, a county representative may be able to visit your home and assist you in filling out the application. What does North Carolina Medicaid pay for? In North Carolina, Medicaid may help pay for the following services: - Doctor bills - Hospital bills - Dental care - Vision care - Prescriptions (except for Medicare beneficiaries) - Medicare premiums - Nursing home care - In-home care under the Community Alternatives Program (CAP) - Mental health care - Medical equipment - Personal care services - Most medically necessary services for children under the age of 21 When you are approved for North Carolina Medicaid If you are approved for Medicaid, your caseworker will mail you a notice to let you know. Once you are approved, you will get a Medicaid Identification (MID) card in the mail. The card is gray in color and you will only get one Medicaid Identification card per year. The card will have your name, address, date of birth, and Medicaid identification number. Make sure you sign the Medicaid identification card when you get it and be sure to show your card to your doctor, pharmacist, hospital, or other Medicaid providers so they know you are eligible for Medicaid. If you lose your Medicaid indentification card, contact your local caseworker for a replacement card. MedicaidProgram.net is an information website owned by What Is It LLC. Learn more about What Is It at MyWhatIsIt.com... "We Simplify The Complex". The official U.S. Government Medicare Web site is cms.gov.

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