National Health Law Program works to ensure that enrollees can promptly and adequately access the services they need
Medicaid covers a broad range of services for low-income populations. Federal law requires every state Medicaid program to cover a set of “mandatory” benefits, such as hospitalization, doctor visits, and family planning services. States must also cover comprehensive screening and treatment services for children under the age of 21 without the coverage limits that might apply to adults.
Beyond mandatory services, most states also provide at least some critical “optional” services, such as dental care, physical therapy, and various home and community-based services for individuals with disabilities. All services – whether mandatory or optional – must be sufficient to achieve their purpose.
National Health Law Program works to ensure that enrollees can promptly and adequately access the services that they need.
Medicaid Services Resources
- July 15, 2021
Helping Families Obtain Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies Through The California Children’s Services (CCS) Program
This advocates issue brief provides the framework for accessing Durable Medical Equipment and medical supplies through the California Children's…
- June 29, 2021
Children’s Health Under Medicaid A National Review of Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment Services 2015 – 2019
The Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment program requires each state to complete a reporting form provided…