Medicaid (Medical insurance assistance)
Medicaid assists people who can not pay for all of their medical care. Individuals and families who are in receipt of Temporary Assistance may be eligible for Medicaid. Supplementary Security Income recipients are automatically eligible for Medicaid.
This unit determines Medical Assistance eligibility for individuals and families who are not in receipt of Temporary Assistance or Supplemental Security Income. It also assists clients in locating nursing home beds, arranges for proper placements and establishes eligibility for the Long-Term Home Health Care Program.
Medicaid pays for the health care needs of eligible recipients including medically related transportation. Some recipients, because of their income, are required to incur specific medical financial obligations each month before they are eligible for full coverage. This is known as "spend-down."
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE AND NEED TO SPEAK WITH SOMEONE DIRECTLY PLEASE CALL (518)481-1808.
All requests for transportation reimbursement must be prior approved by MAS (Medical Answering Service). Reimbursement is only available for travel to and from providers which can be paid under the MA program (Title XIX).
TO ARRANGE FOR MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION WITHIN FRANKLIN COUNTY CONTACT (888)262-3975
Provided to Medicaid recipients who are unable to perform certain personal care chores for themselves through licensed home health care agencies with which the Department has contracts. (Rates for these services are set by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.) This program as well as the Long Term Home Health Care Program (LTHHCP) enables elderly and disabled persons to remain in their own homes rather than be placed in a care facility.