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​​
​July 11, 2024 - Press Release

​Maryland Department of Health recognized as a top state as it completes yearlong Medicaid redeterminations process

1.68 million eligible Marylanders remain enrolled as public health emergency unwinding concludes

Baltimore, MD — The Maryland Department of Health today announced the release of April renewal data, marking the end of a yearlong redetermination process. Throughout that unprecedented process, Maryland Medicaid made exhaustive efforts to maintain coverage for those who are eligible, resulting in more Medicaid enrollees than before the COVID-19 pandemic. The Kaiser Family Foundation recognized Maryland as a top state when compared with data from other states. Read more...

July 3, 2024 - Procurement Notice

The Rare and Expensive Case Management (REM) Program is seeking a case management provider to render statewide medical case management services. Services include developing a REM Participant Assessment Report and Case Management Plan, monitoring and revising the plan, and assisting with access to healthcare services. For more information and important dates, read the solicitation notice​ and view the REM Case Manager Provider Solicitation.

​​June 28, 2024 - Press Release

​Maryland Department of Health Issues Six-Month Pause on New Enrollments of Select Provider Types to Address Potential Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

Baltimore, MD – Effective July 1, 2024, the Maryland Department of Health is imposing a six-month pause on new enrollments into the Maryland Medicaid Program of the following behavioral health program types, which are licensed under Maryland Code of Maryland Regulations 10.63 and 10.09:

  1. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs 
  2. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs, Health Home
  3. Level 2.5 Partial Hospital Programs, and
  4. Level 2.1 Intensive Outpatient Treatment Programs 

The temporary pause has been approved by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, after reviewing information submitted by the Department. Read more...​

​​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...​

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