Rhode Island Resource Directory

A Guide to Services Associated with RI 2-1-1

Full Resource Name:

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244

(410) 786-3000

www.cms.gov/

Description:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS, is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and is responsible for these programs which allow a large quantity of Americans access to helathcare they wouldn't otherwise get.

Medicare is a health insurance program for people 65 and older, people under age 65 with certain disabilities, and people of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant).

Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides health coverage to over 72.5 million Americans, including children, pregnant women, parents, seniors and individuals with disabilities. Medicaid is the single largest source of health coverage in the United States. Low income families, qualified pregnant women and children, and individuals receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are examples of mandatory eligibility groups (PDF 177.87 KB). States have additional options for coverage and may choose to cover other groups, such as individuals receiving home and community based services and children in foster care who are not otherwise eligible.

CMS Websites:

Medicare.gov
MyMedicare.gov
Medicaid.gov
InsureKidsNow.gov
HealthCare.gov

Primary Services:

  • Medicaid  [Show Definition Details]

  • Medicare  [Show Definition Details]

  • Medicare Fraud Reporting  [Show Definition Details]

General Information

Hours:

Mon-Fri 8:00AM-5:00PM

Intake Process:

Enroll in Medicare online at www.SocialSecurity.gov; By calling Social Security National Office, or In-person at your local Social Security office.
Enroll in Medicaid by visiting the Health Insurance Marketplace. (Healthcare.gov), and creating an account. If it looks like anyone in your household qualifies for Medicaid or CHIP, they'll send your information to your state agency. The state agency will contact you about enrollment. You’ll also find out if you qualify for an individual insurance plan with savings based on your income instead.
You can also apply directly to your state Medicaid agency; Health Source RI (healthyrhode.ri.gov)

Program Fees:

Medicare Coverage is varies by plan; copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, and other similar charges may be applied to your plan.
Medicaid coverage varies, can be income based.

Eligibility:

Medicare- people 65 and older, people under age 65 with certain disabilities, and people of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant).

Medicaid- Low income families, qualified pregnant women and children, and individuals receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI). States have additional options for coverage and may choose to cover other groups, such as individuals receiving home and community based services and children in foster care who are not otherwise eligible.

Is Shelter?

No

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