MS Medicaid and Me



1. WHAT IS MEDICAID?
MS Medicaid is a healthcare program that pays for medical services for qualified people. Medical payments are made from both state and federal government Monies. It helps pay for medical services for low-income and disabled people. For those eligible for full Medicaid services, Medicaid pays providers of health care. Providers are doctors, hospitals and pharmacies who are enrolled as MS Medicaid Providers.

2. WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Anyone who meets the Medicaid standards can receive Medicaid. A Medicaid beneficiary can be any age, race or sex.
Those who qualify for SSI are automatically eligible for MS Medicaid.

3. WHAT DOES MEDICAID OFFER?
Medicaid serves as a State Health Care Plan that offers coverage for doctor visits, hospitalization, eye care, dental, durable medical equipment, transportation and other related medical services. Related information on details of coverage may be accessed through MS Medicaid's website at www.medicaid.ms.gov. (then click on Beneficiary services).
Medicaid also provides coverage of services in varied programs - Home and Community Based Waiver programs, EPSDT, Family Planning Waiver, Non-Emergency Transportation (Logisticare - 1-866-331-6004), etc. Related information on all Medicaid Programs may be reviewed by accessing Medicaid's website at www.medicaid.ms.gov.

4. WHERE DO I APPLY FOR MEDICAID?
You may apply for Medicaid at your Medicaid Regional Office. You may call 1-800-421-2408 to locate your nearest Medicaid Regional Office.

5. THINGS TO KNOW
If you questions relating to your Medicaid, you may call 1-800-421-2408 and ask for Beneficiary Relations.
If your health care provider is giving a service that you think you may not need or you think your health care provider maybe billing for services you did not get or Your provider wants you to pay for a service you think Medicaid covers. If you have any of these situations, call the Bureau of Program Integrity Hotline at 1-800-880-5920.
The Division of Medicaid can only provide services that are regulated and mandated by the State of Mississippi Legislature.
Service limits should be brought to the attention of the Legislature by contacting your State Representative or Senator.