Important Medicaid Information

New Medicaid ID Cards in July

Some changes were made to Medicaid ID cards that were issued after July 1, 2015. New cards look very similar to the old cards, but will be made out of sturdy paper stock and will no longer contain a magnetic strip. Current Medicaid ID cards are still valid. Medicaid members do not need to request new cards. As a reminder, Medicaid members are only required to furnish their photo ID at appointments. Medicaid ID cards are not required to receive services. Providers should verify member identity and eligibility at each appointment. For additional information on how to verify a member’s eligibility, see pages 22-24 of the General Provider Information Billing Manual.

Elimination of the 5-Year Waiting Period for Medicaid and the Child Health Plan Plus for Lawfully Residing Children and Pregnant Women

On July 1, 2015, children and pregnant women who are lawfully residing in the United States and meet all other eligibility criteria will no longer have to meet the five-year waiting period for Medicaid and the Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) program, regardless of their date of entry.   Read more

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