Question about institutional medicaid...

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Registered: 01-24-2005
Question about institutional medicaid...
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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 10:49am

Anyone have any experience applying for this?

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Registered: 02-04-2007
Wed, 11-24-2010 - 8:50pm

I believe it depends on the state. In our state preemies born weighing less than 2.5 pounds qualify for Medicaid and SS for the duration of their hospital stay regardless of income. This provision is in place to help cover the extreme medical costs that come with having a preemie in the NICU for weeks/months. The social work dept at our NICU had us fill out a couple forms for this benefit, but we did not have to fill out an actual regular Medicaid application. Our state's Medicaid program ended up paying for a large part of our insurance deductible, our insurance stop-loss limit,

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Registered: 01-24-2005
Fri, 11-26-2010 - 7:36pm
Thanks for the info. They won't qualify for the SSI as they were too heavy, but they do qualify for the institutional medicaid. The social worker at the hospital didn't really know much about it other than it existed and the medicaid office wasn't overly helpful so I'm trying to figure it out on my own. Maybe I'll ask around the NICU and see if there's anyone else at the hospital I can talk to. Thank you!
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Registered: 03-31-2003
Sun, 12-19-2010 - 9:57pm

My hospital had an outside agency to help with this as it was benefical for them to try and get as much money from the insurance.


Lori


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Registered: 01-05-2011
Wed, 01-05-2011 - 9:06pm

If your babies by chance are on Similac Neosure Expert Care formula for preemies, I have a lot of extra. I have boy/girl twins who were both on it for a year and it was covered by insurance so I have extra. You are welcome to it if you want it. It gets expensive with twins if insurance doesn't cover it.

Dawn F.

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Registered: 01-24-2005
Sun, 01-09-2011 - 9:55pm
Yes! My son is on that one. My daughter is on the Alimentum (even MORE expensive if you can believe it) because of a dairy sensitivity, but Teddy is on the neosure. I would love it if you're willing to pass it on! How in the world did you get insurance to cover your formula?!
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