Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Financing Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:The Government as an Insurance Payor
Slide content:Medicaid - 1 Helps pay costs for people with limited income and resources Joint federal and state program Some Medicare patients qualify for Medicaid Funded by taxpayers income tax payments Administered through CMS at state level Formulate and administer plan subject to federal regulations and guidelines Outlines nature and scope of services provided 14
Slide notes:Another program jointly administered by the federal government through the CMS and the states is Medicaid. It helps pay medical costs for people with limited income and resources . Some people qualify for Medicare and Medicaid together . Medicaid is funded by taxpayers income tax payments. States are not required to offer Medicaid, although all fifty states now have a program . Each state formulates and administers their own Medicaid plans, subject to federal regulations and guidelines . In these plans, each state outlines the nature and scope of services to be provided, then selects vendors to provide the services outlined in their plan. 14