The federally and state-funded Medicaid program allows those who are economically disadvantaged to enrol in a health plan to receive medical insurance benefits. With Medicaid, you're often able to choose a primary care physician, get help with prescriptions and receive proper medical care when sick. When you apply and are approved for Medicaid, you receive a specific number to help identify you as a Medicaid recipient.
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Things you need
- Medicaid insurance card
Look at your Medicaid insurance card. Note the number listed as your "Case Number" or other similarly named number. This is your Medicaid number.
Look on any enrolment paperwork or correspondence you've received from your county Medicaid office, the department of job and family services, health and human services or the department through which you applied for Medicaid. Look for a Medicaid "Case Number" listed on the paperwork.
Call the managed care plan or health insurance organisation in which you're enrolled. Give the representative your name, address and Social Security number to confirm your identity. Ask the managed care plan or organisation representative if she can find your Medicaid number or help you locate it.
Call the county social services department through which you applied to Medicaid. Give the representative your Social Security number and ask if he can tell you your Medicaid number. Or ask to speak with your Medicaid caseworker, as this is a person who can also give out your Medicaid number.
Call your state's Medicaid consumer hot line phone number. Confirm your identity to the representative with whom you speak. Ask for your Medicaid number or "case number."
Tips and warnings
- You can find the phone number for your state's Medicaid hot line by going to cms.gov and selecting "Contacts Database" from the "Tools" section. Select your state and select "State Medical Assistance Office" as the "Organization Type" to view contact phone numbers.
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