February 3, 2014

State of Alabama
Press Release: Medicaid

Clarification that the ALL Kids (Children’s Health Insurance Program or CHIP) is not ending and which children are required to move from the ALL Kids (CHIP) program to Alabama Medicaid

            TO:     ALL PROVIDERS

NOTE:  This change did not occur for every child enrolled in the ALL Kids program, ONLY those that met the income and age criteria.

The Affordable Care Act required Alabama Medicaid to change its program to allow all children ages 6-19 whose family income is 100-146 percent of the Federal Poverty Level to be covered by Medicaid.

As a result, 23,000 children moved from ALL Kids to Medicaid on January 1, 2014. 

The ALL Kids program is still in operation and continues to cover more than 60,000 children in Alabama. 

Before providing services to children on Medicaid or ALL Kids, providers should verify patients’ insurance coverage to ensure accurate, current information is in their billing system. 

Refer to the following link for questions and answers and other documents for providers regarding this transition:   

http://medicaid.alabama.gov/CONTENT/4.0_Programs/4.4.0_Medical_Services/4.4.10_Patient_1st.aspx

You may also contact Latonda Cunningham at 334-353-4122 or via e-mail at Latonda.cunningham@medicaid.alabama.gov or call 334-353-5907 for any further questions. 

 



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