Rhode Island Medicaid

Rhode Island Medicaid is the health care program for people with low income, disabled people, children below age 19, pregnant women and women with breast cancer or cervical cancer who cannot pay for their health care needs.

Rhode Island Medicaid pays for the health care needs of the people with limited assets.? Intermediate and custodial care is covered which is not covered in Medicare. Medicaid coverage varies from state to state.

Eligibility criteria for Rhode Island Medicaid

To be eligible for Medicaid you must meet certain requirements like

  • Citizenship of Rhode Island
  • Low income
  • Income resources
  • Work requirements
  • Area of coverage

Rhode Island Medicaid works along with Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance).

You have to pay for small amounts of coinsurance and deductibles in Medicaid.

Medicaid health program categorizes the eligible people in following groups

  • Categorically needy
  • Medically needy
  • Special groups

Some of the services covered are

  • Ambulance service
  • Ambulatory surgical center
  • Child Health Management Services
  • Chiropractor
  • Dental care
  • Doctor?s services
  • Domiciliary care
  • Emergency room services
  • Home Health services
  • Hospice care
  • Hospital care
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory tests and X rays
  • Medical equipments
  • Medical supplies
  • Nursing home care
  • Prescription drugs
  • Rural health clinic
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Vision care
  • Child care
  • Women?s health
  • Tobacco cessation program