Each state has its own set of Medicaid benefits that can be provided to anyone who qualifies medically and financially, but there are also mandatory benefits set forth by the federal government.
Here are ten of the services that all states must provide to those who qualify for Medicaid:
#1 - Inpatient Hospital Services
The costs associated with staying in the hospital while you’re under treatment.
#2 - Outpatient Hospital Services
The expenses related to medical treatment without being admitted to a hospital.
#3 - EPSDT
EPSDT stands for Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment Services. This benefit will provide comprehensive and preventative healthcare services.
#4 - Nursing Facility Services
The costs related to nursing care in a Medicaid-certified facility. The services provided typically include:
● Skilled nursing or medical treatment and related services
● Rehabilitation required as a result of an injury, disability, or illness
● Long term treatment, which typically includes health-related care and services unavailable in the community that are regularly required due to a mental or physical condition
#5 - Home Health Services
The expenses associated with care provided by a Medicaid-certified home health agency.
#6 - Physician Services
The funds required for regular doctor visits.
#7 - Rural Health Clinic Services
The expenses needed to seek care from a rural health clinic.
#8 - Federally Qualified Health Center Services
The costs related to receiving treatment from a federally qualified health center.
#9 - Laboratory and X-ray Services
The expenses regarding lab work and x-rays.
#10 - Transportation to Medical Care
The funds needed to get to and from medical treatment and check-up appointments.
There are other mandatory Medicaid benefits like Midwife and family planning services, which do not apply to seniors. There are also many optional services that may or may not be offered in each state.
If you’d like to take advantage of the benefits Medicaid has to offer, it’s important to develop a financial plan early on. You don’t want to wait until you need the care to deal with it all because you’ll likely end up losing a lot more money than you bargained for. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our office right away to discuss the details of your situation so that we can help get you on the right track.
Contact our Medicaid planning attorneys today at (608) 344-5491 to schedule a case review. We are proud to serve Madison and Oregon, WI, Middleton, Verona, Sun Prairie, Janesville, and surrounding areas.