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New Indiana Medicaid Program Covers Family Planning

A new Indiana Medicaid program will provide family planning services to individuals who do not qualify for other Medicaid programs.

Beginning January 1, 2013, any male or female of any age who is not pregnant, has not had a hysterectomy or sterilization, has an income at or below 133% of the federal poverty level, and who is a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or qualified documented alien will qualify for the Family Planning Eligibility Program designed to prevent or delay pregnancy.

The program pays for a variety of services related to family planning, including but not limited to annual family planning visits, lab tests indicated to determine contraceptive methods, pap smears, initial diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and infections (STDs), tubal ligations, and vasectomies.

The Family Planning Eligibility Program does not cover abortion, artificial insemination or other fertility treatments, inpatient hospital stays, reversal of sterilization procedures, chronic treatment of STDs, or services unrelated to family planning.

Members who are eligible for this new program will be identified as being in the “MA E” aid category via the Web interChange or other eligibility verification systems.

To assist patients with enrollment, direct them to the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Benefits Portal to confirm eligibility and complete an application. For more information about the program, visit the Indiana Medicaid for Members web page.

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