Medicaid is health insurance that helps many people who can't afford medical care pay for some or all of their medical bills. Medicaid is a state administered program and each state sets its own guidelines regarding eligibility and services. In order for you to determine if your state will cover your diabetes supplies you will need to check with your local Medicaid and Medicare intermediary. You can visit the official site of Medicare/Medicaid and click on you state for specific information.
Medicaid is available only to certain low-income individuals and families who fit into an eligibility group that is recognized by federal and state law. Medicaid does not pay money to you; instead, it sends payments directly to your health care providers. Depending on your state's rules, you may also be asked to pay a small part of the cost for the medical services you receive. This is referred to as a co-payment.
Medicaid and Diabetes Supplies
Medicaid usually covers diabetes supplies and medicines. It will be necessary to check your state's specific coverage and eligibility requirements. Most states have disease state management programs to assist in areas like diabetes.
Whether you are a type 1 diabetic, type 2 diabetic, or have gestational diabetes, if you are eligible to receive Medicaid, your diabetes supply and medicines will usually be covered. Some states will require a co-payment to be made by the patient. Again, this will vary from state to state .You will need to check with your Medicaid fiscal intermediary to see the specifics around the Medicaid coverage for your area.
Medicaid and Diabetes Health
As an insurer, Medicaid is committed to helping you achieve your health goals. Medicaid has many programs that are geared toward specific disease states. The programs are designed to help you with your overall treatment plan. A diabetes program would most likely contain information and resources around medications, diet, and exercise. Please check with your specific state run Medicaid program to find out what is available to you as a diabetic.
At "life with diabetes" we understand that diabetes is a very serious disease. We strive to provide you with valuable information and resources to help make living with diabetes easier and healthier.