Medicaid Pay In / Spend Down
The Medicaid Program for the aged, blind and disabled is designed to provide coverage for the low income citizens of Muskingum County who are aged (65 years and over), blind or disabled. To qualify for the disability criteria for Medicaid, the impairment must be expected to last longer than twelve months as determined by the County Medical Services Section of Ohio Department of Job and Family Services or by the Social Security Administration. Other factors of eligibility for Medicaid are residency in the State of Ohio, income guidelines, and resources. If an individual applies for Medicaid based on a disability, that person is referred to the agency SSI Case Manager who will assist them by directing them through the County Medical Services Process and application for Social Security benefits. The agency Medicaid representative will also assist our customers and medical providers to resolve any billing issues involving third party insurance. If an individual has income in excess of the Medicaid need standard, we assist our customers in the use of the Medicaid spend down process to access Medicaid services. Counseling is provided to persons dually eligible for Medicare as well as Medicaid for crossover coverage. The State of Ohio will pay Medicare premiums for individuals who meet the guidelines of eligibility through the Medicaid Program. Counseling is also provided for individuals who have incurred hospital or medical expenses prior to contacting the agency for assistance. Many times those expenses may be used to meet eligibility requirements for a 90 day retro-active eligibility period or used to meet future spend down obligations. We value with high regard our elderly and disabled population in Muskingum County. If you or someone you know falls into the category previously described and is in need of health care, please contact Muskingum County Department of Job and Family Services. Click this link to see a Guide to Medicaid Services.
Spend Down Verification Fax Number: 740.455.8239
ATTN: Ashley Brooks
For inquiries regarding the Medicaid Program contact the Muskingum County Job and Family Services Call Center by dialing 740.454.0161 and select Option 2. When you hear the next prompt, select Option 3. You will be transferred to a live Customer Service Agent.
Out of town callers may dial 1.800.242.0029, select Option 2 and at the prompt, select Option 3. You will be transferred to a live Customer Service Agent.
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