onMedicaid Links (by State)

The CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Medicaid page: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/home/medicaid.asp

FirstStep ( http://www.cms.hhs.gov/apps/firststep/index.html ) a comprehensive interface to connect potential recipients with various helpful government programs. Medicaid-specific page: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/apps/firststep/content/medicaidtips.html

When dealing with questions concerning claims, be sure to notify potential recipients that not all medical services are covered, and that some are covered under certain conditions. For example, weight loss dr programs may be covered if the treatment is prescribed by a doctor, but not otherwise. Also, certain procedures, when ordered by a doctor must be on the approved list, and the potential recipients may require special authentication in some cases. In addition, if you or a loved one was injured while working on a US vessel plying the inland waterways of Mississippi or the open water such as in the Gulf of Mexico or along the coastal seaboard of Mississippi, a MS maritime attorney might be the person to consult. The Jones Act allows a maritime attorney to bring legal actions on the behalf of an injured seaman, against the ship’s owners, ship’s captain, or other crew members after an accident has occurred. Only an experienced maritime lawyer will be able to determine if you have a case. So don’t waste your time calling a state’s medicaid office if this is the case. Most maritime attorneys work on a contingency basis (they only get paid if they win your case) and offer a free initial consultation. If you are just trying to enroll in Medicaid or to see if you even qualify, then definitely give your local medicaid office a call.

Medicaid Offices by State:

  • ALABAMA: www.medicaid.state.al.us
  • ALASKA (Division of Public Assistance): www.hss.state.ak.us/dpa/programs/medicaid/
  • ARIZONA (AHCCCS): www.ahcccs.state.az.us/
  • ARKANSAS: http://www.medicaid.state.ar.us/
  • CALIFORNIA (Medi-Cal): http://www.medi-cal.ca.gov/
  • COLORADO: (Office of Medical Assistance): www.chcpf.state.co.us/default.asp
  • CONNECTICUT (Dept. of Social Services): www.ct.gov/dss/cwp/view.asp?a=2353&q=305218#MAID
  • DELAWARE (Dept. of Health & Social Services): www.state.de.us/dhss/dss/medicaid.html
  • DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Dept. of Health): http://dhcf.dc.gov/dhcf/cwp/view,A,1412,Q,609122,dhcfNav,|34820|.asp
  • FLORIDA (Agency for Health Care Administration): http://www.fdhc.state.fl.us/Medicaid/index.shtml
  • GEORGIA (Dept. of Community Health): http://www.communityhealth.state.ga.us/
  • HAWAII (Med-QUEST Div; Dept. of Human Services): http://www.med-quest.us/
  • IDAHO (Dept. of Health & Welfare): http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/site/3629/default.aspx
  • ILLINOIS (Dept. of Health & Family Services [HFS]): http://www.hfs.illinois.gov/programs/
  • INDIANA (Family and Social Services Agency [FSSA]): http://www.indianamedicaid.com/ihcp/index.asp
  • IOWA (Dept. of Human Services): http://www.dhs.state.ia.us/dhs2005/dhs_homepage/children_family/healthcare/medicaid.html
  • KANSAS (KS Health Policy Authority): http://www.khpa.ks.gov/MedicalAssistanceProgram/default.html
  • KENTUCKY (Cabinet for Health and Family Services): http://chfs.ky.gov/dms/
  • LOUISIANA (Bureau of Health Services Financing, Dept. of Health & Hospitals): http://www.dhh.state.la.us/OMF/index.htm
  • MAINE: (MaineCare): http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/bms/
  • MARYLAND (MD Department of Health & Mental Hygiene): http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/mma/
  • MASSACHUSETTS (MassHealth): http://www.magnet.state.ma.us/dma/
  • MICHIGAN: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2943_4860—,00.html
  • MINNESOTA (MN. Dept of Human Services): http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/groups/healthcare/documents/pub/dhs_id_006254.hcsp
  • MISSISSIPPI: http://www.dom.state.ms.us/
  • MISSOURI: http://www.dss.state.mo.us/
  • MONTANA: http://medicaidprovider.hhs.mt.gov/
  • NEBRASKA: http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/med/medindex.htm
  • NEVADA Medicaid (Division of Health Care Financing & Policy): http://dhcfp.state.nv.us/
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE: http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/DHHS/MEDICAIDPROGRAM/default.htm
  • NEW JERSEY: http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmahs/dhsmed.html
  • NEW MEXICO: http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/mad/
  • NEW YORK: http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/medicaid/medicaid.htm
  • NORTH CAROLINA: http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dma/
  • NORTH DAKOTA: http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/medicalserv/medicaid/
  • OHIO: http://jfs.ohio.gov/ohp/
  • OKLAHOMA (OK Health Care Authority): http://www.ohca.state.ok.us/
  • OREGON: http://www.omap.hr.state.or.us/
  • PENNSYLVANIA (Office of Medical Assistance Programs): http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/omap/dpwomap.asp
  • RHODE ISLAND (Department of Human Services): http://www.dhs.state.ri.us/dhs/adults/dmadult.htm
  • SOUTH CAROLINA: http://www.dhhs.state.sc.us/whatsnew.htm
  • SOUTH DAKOTA: http://dss.sd.gov/
  • TENNESSEE: TennCare Agency (Medicaid and more): http://www.state.tn.us/tenncare/
  • TEXAS (Health and Human Services Commission): http://www.hhsc.texas.gov/Medicaid/index.html
  • UTAH (Dept. of Health): http://hlunix.hl.state.ut.us/medicaid/
  • VERMONT: http://www.greenmountaincare.org/
  • VIRGINIA (Dept. of Medical Assistance Services): http://www.dmas.virginia.gov/
  • WASHINGTON (Health & Recovery Services Admin.): http://maa.dshs.wa.gov/
  • WEST VIRGINIA (Bureau for Medical Services): http://www.wvdhhr.org/bms/
  • WISCONSIN (Dept. of Health and Family Services): http://www.dhfs.state.wi.us/medicaid/
  • WYOMING  (EqualityCare): http://wdhfs.state.wy.us/healthcarefin/equalitycare/index.html

There is a whole new health care system being discussed at this time. Many people across the country are divided about the way that it is scheduled to work. There are people who claim it is against the constitution who are fighting it tooth & nail but there are those politicians who claim that it is the only way for us to move forward. We will have to see what the outcome is after the battle has been waged.

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