People over the age of 65, people with disabilities, and people who are blind can apply to the HRA. People who are receiving Medicare but are neither a parent or a caring relative of minor children, and former foster youth under the age of 26 can also apply for this program.
Enrolling in Medicaid is a simple process, and at AC Cares, we can assist you in getting started on the path toward receiving treatment as soon as possible, beginning with your Medicaid application and moving on from there. To complete the application, you will need your personal papers, such as your birth certificate; proof of where you live, such as a rent receipt or utility bill; proof of income, such as a Social Security check; and proof of your financial resources, such as bank records. The evidence of your impairment will be required, and many of the same documents that were needed to establish your OPWDD status may be utilized to offer this evidence.
However, even though Medicaid is a federally administered program, states have the authority and independence to select the manner in which services are given. Medicaid covers both mandatory services, which are those that states are required to offer under federal law, and optional services, which are those that are not required to be provided under federal law. The services covered by required benefits include inpatient and outpatient hospitalization, physician services, diagnostic laboratory and x-ray services, as well as home health care services, as well as pediatric home care, to name a few examples. Various services such as prescription medications, case management, physical therapy rehabilitation, and occupational therapy rehabilitation are accessible as optional benefits.