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    Welcome to Maryland Medicaid

    What is Medicaid?

    Medicaid is a public health insurance program. It is free or low-cost health insurance for eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults, and people with disabilities. It is the largest health care program in the United States.

    In Maryland, Medicaid covers about 1.8 million people. Nearly one in four Marylanders get their health insurance through Medicaid. Half of those covered are children. Locally, people also call it Medical Assistance.

    ​​​Maryland Medicaid News and Announcements​​
    ​February 29, 2024 - Request for Public Comment
    ​The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) will submit a 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services Waiver renewal application for the Waiver for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Autism Waiver) to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to renew the five year term for the Autism Waiver effective July 1, 2024. 
    Public comments can be submitted from February 29, 2024 through March 28, 2024. Learn more...​
    ​​February 29, 2024 - Notice
    On February 21, 2024, Change Healthcare experienced a cypersecurity issue resulting in a network outage. The Maryland Department of Health has investigated and found no sign that the Change Healthcare cyber-attack compromised our systems. For more information and resoures, see our dedicated Change Healthcare Cybersecurity Incident Updates page.
    ​Februrary 16, 2024 - eMedicaid Notice Update
    ​​eMedicaid Users:  On or about February 21, 2024,  you will need to use email multi-factor authentication to log in to your eMedicaid online account. You will need to enter a one-time passcode to access your account. Each time you log in, you will receive a temporary code by email. If your email address in your user profile is not up to date, you will not be able to access your account. Contact your local administrator if you are unable to access your account, need help to update your email address or to reset your password.​
    February 9, 2024​ - Press Release
    ​Governor Moore Announces Federal Award to Assist At-Risk Seniors and People with Disabilities Secure Housing Support Services

    ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Wes Moore today announced Maryland’s participation in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Housing and Services’ Partnership Accelerator. The program promotes interagency efforts to expand support for Medicaid-eligible Marylanders with disabilities and older adults who are at risk of or who are already experiencing homelessness. Read more...​
    ​​Februrary 7, 2024 - eMedicaid Notice Update
    eMedicaid Users:  Start date pending - you will need to use email multi-factor authentication to log in to your eMedicaid online account. You will need to enter a one-time passcode to access your account. Each time you log in, you will receive a temporary code by email. If your email address in your user profile is not up to date, you will not be able to access your account. Contact your local administrator if you are unable to access your account, need help to update your email address or to reset your password.​
    ​January 12, 2024 - Request for Public Comment

    The Maryland Department of Health is requesting public comment on a proposed amendment to the HealthChoice §1115 demonstration waiver to improve care for certain incarcerated populations who are soon to be released from state prison or jail. Eligible individuals will receive services up to 90 days prior to release including case management, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and a 30-day supply of prescribed medications upon release. The public comment period will be open from January 12, 2024, through February 11, 2024. Learn more…​

    ​​January 8, 2024 - Press Release

    ​Maryland Department of Health announces expansion of gender-affirming care Medicaid benefits

    Baltimore, MD — The Maryland Department of Health today announced the expansion of gender-affirming care in the Maryland Medicaid program, effective January 1. The Trans Health Equity Act requires Medicaid to cover additional gender-affirming care, ensuring equitable health care access for individuals who are transgender and gender diverse. Read more...

    ​January 4, 2024 - Survey
    ​On January 3, Medicaid released the  Non Emergency Medical Transportation NEMT Transportation Provider survey. The survey is designed to gather stakeholder feedback regarding the establishment of a statewide rate/fee schedule as the administration moves from a local health department grant based NEMT model to procuring a transportation ASO. The survey will be open until March 4, 2024. Transportation providers in Maryland who provide, or are interested in providing, non emergency medical transportation for Maryland Medicaid are encouraged​ to take the survey. Take the surve​y now...​





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