This fact sheet explains how to obtain transportation to your medical appointments from your Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan (MCP). The end of this publication discusses how to obtain transportation services if you have Fee-For-Service (FFS) Medi-Cal.
The federal Medicaid program provides health care to low-income people, including seniors, people with disabilities, and children. Medicaid is funded through a combination of state and federal dollars. States run their own Medicaid programs and have to follow certain federal rules, but have some flexibility in the services they offer.
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Many people have questions about how a nonrecurring lump sum (one-time-only) payment will affect their Medi-Cal eligibility. This publication describes how lump sum payments affect eligibility for certain Medi-Cal programs for seniors and persons with disabilities. It explains what happens to your Medi-Cal when you receive a one-time or lump-sum payment, and when and whether an unspent lump-sum payment counts as a resource in the following month.
Medi-Cal is a state and federal program that ensures health care coverage to many low-income people. The lead state agency for Medi-Cal in California is the Department of Health Care Services. [click here for DHCS's website]. There are other state agencies that play a role in Medi-Cal, including the Department of Managed Health Care, the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Developmental Services, and others.
This publication and the accompanying worksheets are to be used to determine if an individual, couple or an individual in a family qualify for the A&D Medi-Cal program. This is a no-share-of-cost Medi-Cal Program.
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