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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​​
​May 20, 2024 - Public Notice
HealthChoice Monitoring and Evaluation - The 2024 Post-Award Forum will be on Thursday, May 23rd, 2024, during the Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee meeting, from 1:00 - 3:00 PM via GoToWebinar. Learn now to register and how to make a​ public comment...​
​​May 2, 2024 - Notice

​On July 1, 2024, Maryland Medicaid will deny all pharmacy claims at the point-of-sale for unenrolled prescribing practitioners​. ​

See the Unenrolled Prescribers list as of April 30, 2024, which shows the name and National Provider Identifier (NPI) of known unenrolled practitioners. These practitioners are actively prescribing medication to Maryland Medicaid recipients. Learn more...​

​April 25, 2024 - Request for Public Comment
​The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) will submit a 1915(b)(4) FFS Selective Contracting Waiver application for its Community First Choice (CFC) program to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The 1915(b)(4) allows the MDH to limit the providers of case management, nurse monitoring, and transition services for the CFC program.​ Public comments can be submitted from April 25, 2024 through May 24, 2024. Learn more...​
​​April 1, 2024 - Notice HealthChoice Managed Care Members

​​​On May 1, 2024, most Medicaid members in a HealthChoice health plan will now pay a $1 or $3 copay for most prescriptions. There is still no copay for family planning drugs or vaccines.
Some members will still have no copay for any drug. There is no copay for those who are younger than 21, pregnant, Native American, or living in long-term care.

If you have any questions about a prescription copay, call your HealthChoice health plan. You can find their phone number on the back of your member ID card or on our website. See ​​Welcome to HealthChoice​.

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