Medicaid

Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that helps pay medical costs for people with limited income who meet certain eligibility criteria. Medicaid also offers financial assistance for nursing home and personal care services. Every state has different rules for Medicaid.

In Mississippi, North Mississippi Health Services accepts State of Mississippi Medicaid.

NMHS locations in Alabama accept State of Alabama Medicaid.

Children's Health Insurance Program

State Medicaid agencies also manage the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

In all states, CHIP provides low-cost health coverage to children in families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid. In many cases, if you qualify for Medicaid your children will qualify for either Medicaid or CHIP.

Managed Medicaid Plans

Mississippi also contracts with health insurance companies to use Managed Medicaid HMO plans to coordinate care for different groups of participants. NMHS is contracted with the following Managed Medicaid Plans in Mississippi:

United Health Care Community and State Plan
Magnolia Health Plan 
Molina Healthcare 

Dually eligible for Medicare & Medicaid

Some aged and disabled individuals qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid. These dual complete programs combine both Medicare and Medicaid benefits to this population. Medicaid benefits cover Medicare premium costs, deductibles, coinsurance and prescription costs. NMHS contracts with the following plans:

AETNA D-SNP
UHC D-SNP 
Shared Health D-SNP 

Please Note

NMHS' participation with any product or insurance plan is subject to change without notice. Additionally, insurance companies offer a variety of plans and may change the names and benefits at any point. A patient’s level of coverage depends on the specific benefits outlined in your level of coverage and your plan. To ensure that NMHS and its physicians are in-network, it is the patient's responsibility to verify that NMHS is a participating provider and their benefit plan allows them access as of the day of a visit and/or admission. Please contact your insurance plan to obtain this information.