The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has created a Medicaid Protection FAQs page on their website to explain Medicaid dis-enrollments and how you can protect your access to Medicaid benefits. For more information on how to protect your Medicaid access, please see their Frequently Asked Questions page here: https://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/medicaidprotection.
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Below is a module (a guided informational program) related to Medicaid Long-term Care issues and planning. This module/guide is available in English and Spanish. https://www.idaholegalaid.org/files/html/medicaid-and-long-term-care
Please find attached below a brochure created by Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. about Medicaid Long-Term Care Benefits.
This video explores the questions many of us may have about Medicaid and how it can help pay for long term care costs. If you are unsure about how Medicaid works, what it can cover, who can qualify, or similar questions, this video may benefit you.
It’s a task that few of us look forward to: arranging for help to be there if, as senior citizens, we are no longer able to care for ourselves. For 1.4 million seniors, that care comes in a nursing home where most residents have their bills paid by the government through the Medicaid program. For millions of others, that care comes from family members or paid providers, in homes or assisted living facilities...
As they plan for the time when they may need long-term care, consumers are likely to face some difficult and uncomfortable questions. What would I do if I were no longer able to care for myself? Would someone in my family take care of me, or would I seek care elsewhere? And how would caregivers get paid?...
What is Medicaid? Medicaid is a government program that pays for a broad range of health care, including hospitalizations, phhysician care, medications, and long-term care. Medicaid is administered by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, and an application for Medicaid may be submitted to any Department of Health and Welfare office.
Medicare is a multi-part federal health insurance program managed by the federal government. A person applies for Medicare through the Social Security Administration, but Medicare's rules are written by another federal agency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), and Medicare claims are processed by private insurance companies, called "Fiscal Intermediaries" and "Medicare Carriers," that vary from state to state.
Medicaid has different programs available that provide health coverage for:
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