Understanding Medicaid Home and Community Services: A Primer, 2010 Edition. Websites

10/29/2010

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
This site provides an overview of Medicaid eligibility (e.g., income and resource guidelines, spousal impoverishment, estate recovery) and includes a link to contact information for state Medicaid offices.
Web address: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MedicaidEligibility/

The State Medicaid Manual makes available to all state Medicaid agencies informational and procedural material needed by the states to administer the Medicaid program. The material is organized into major parts, which are divided into chapters and sections. (Chapter 3 is about Eligibility). The manual is structured as closely as possible to the codification of Medicaid regulations. A crosswalk of manual sections and regulations is also included.
Web Address: http://www.cms.gov/Manuals/PBM/itemdetail.asp?filterType=none&filterByDID=-99& sortByDID=1&sortOrder=ascending&itemID=CMS021927&intNumPerPage=10

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured provides information and analysis on health care coverage and access for the low-income population, with a special focus on Medicaid’s role and coverage of the uninsured. The Commission is a major initiative of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is based at the Foundation’s Washington, DC office.
Web address: http://www.kff.org/about/kcmu.cfm

Specific information about Medicaid financial eligibility by state using the latest Kaiser data is available at http://www.kff.org/medicaid/8048.cfm.

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