Find Albany County New York Medicaid Offices. Medicaid Offices provide information on how to apply to the Medicaid insurance program and application eligibility/qualifications and income requirements, Medicaid providers (centers, doctors, and dentists), options and benefits.
Certain Medicaid health benefits are mandatory under federal law. These include inpatient and outpatient hospital services, physician services, laboratory and x-ray services, and home health services. States have a degree of flexibility in defining which additional benefits will be covered by Medicaid. Depending on the state, benefits such as dental and vision care, prescription drugs, case management, and physical therapy may be covered.Can pre-existing conditions disqualify someone from Medicaid or CHIP?
No. Medicaid and CHIP cannot refuse coverage or charge participants more as a result of pre-existing conditions.Do I have to renew my Medicaid application each year?
Yes. To stay in the program, a new Medicaid application must be submitted each year. The application process should be easier after the first year because the Medicaid Office will already have much of your information on file.