Will my medical bills be paid in full? Does it cover Medicare and Insurance balances?
No, your medical bill for out-patient services will be covered at 77% of the eligible charges and in-patient bills will be covered at the Medicaid fee-for-service rate, which means the provider is required to write off the other 90% of the remaining balance and you are responsible for the remaining 10%. Services received 50 miles outside the Chaves County area limit can be paid up to 60%. This is for services that can be rendered from Chaves County Providers but for some reason are provided elsewhere. Note: There are individual limits per type of service. The balance after Medicare is also covered at the 77% rate. If you have insurance that pays less than the 77% there may be coverage up to 77%. Please ask your provider for these specified limits.

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1. Where do I apply for health care assistance?
2. Do I have to be a Chaves County Resident? What about my income?
3. What is required when I return my application?
4. Can I apply if I don’t have a bill?
5. Is there a time limit for applying?
6. Must I complete a different application if a different household member has a medical bill?
7. Will my medical bills be paid in full? Does it cover Medicare and Insurance balances?
8. What is my responsibility?