Medicaid is a health insurance program which is funded by state and federal governments. Medicaid in Rhode Island determines what does Medicaid cover in Rhode Island which provides the coverage of lower income people, elderly people, disabled people and children. For each state, there is a different eligibility criteria.
In the Rhode Island, the disabled people are enrolled automatically if they acquire the Social Security Income benefits. Medicaid coverage is composed as inexpensive for all the eligible individuals.
Rhode Island Medicaid coverage is mentioned below.
Services that Medicaid covers include outpatient and inpatient services, long term support, home health services, dental services for elders, prescription drug services, health clinic services, facility of nursing services for elders.
Medical devices, hospice services, other long term services, other in home services, case administration, audiology services, psychical health aids.
Cervical and breast cancer treatment and prevention Medicaid plans are available for the women who are eligible and diagnosed with cervical or breast cancer. Such woman is eligible even if she is having a higher income.
Special eligibility is designed for pregnant women for the coverage of Medicaid for themselves and also for their newborn at nil or no cost for limited income women.
If the mother is registered in the Medicaid program, and when her baby is born, then that baby is automatically registered for Medicaid until the baby’s first birthday.