MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

Medical Assistance Fee-For-Service  is “traditional” Medical Assistance(Medicaid). Health or medical benefits are obtained directly from a provider that accepts Medical Assistance. Individuals over age 65 may be eligible for Medicaid if they are a Rhode Island resident, have a work history of less than 10 years that disqualifies them for Medicare, and who meet specified guidelines. A person may still qualify for Medicaid if they have unpaid medical expenses. The “flex test” may reduce their income to fall within Medicaid guidelines.

Adults with disabilities may be eligible for Medicaid if they are 18 years or older, a Rhode Island resident, and receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

 

TRICARE is the Department of Defense health care program for approximately 9.6 million active duty service members, National Guard and Reserve members, retirees, their families, survivors, and certain former spouses.

1-866-773-0404…….1-866-773-0405 (TTY)…….www.tricare.mil

Medicaid Long Term Care (LTC) services are available for individuals over age 65 and for adults with disabilities. Services include nursing home care or home and community- based supports such as homemaker/CNA services, special medical equipment, Meals on Wheels, personal emergency response systems, case management, Senior Companions, assisted living, respite, or minor home modifications. Individuals must require a certain level of care to qualify. Only individuals who qualify for the highest level of care are eligible for nursing facility care.

For Information , call 462-5300 or go to www.dhs.ri.gov.

 

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