A program of preventive health services for children under age 21. The program provides early and periodic screening diagnosis and treatment (EPSDT).
A program that pays for ambulatory prenatal care for pregnant women, and children through age 8, who are presumed eligible for medical benefits. Medical providers, approved by HFS, provide short-term services and determine presumptive eligibility by
comparing income to the federal poverty level.
This abbreviation stands for the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS oversees the AABD, TANF, and Child Support Enforcement Programs.
This acronym stands for Health Insurance Benefits (HIB). It refers to benefits provided under Part A of Medicare Program of the Social Security Act.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to provide the client who has lost medical benefits with evidence of prior health coverage.
The Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program pays health insurance premiums for some clients who have high medical expenses and who have private health insurance available. The health insurance the client is eligible for must be cost effective.
Clients must cooperate with HIPP to be eligible for medical.
This abbreviation stands for Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). HMOs are prepaid managed care programs. All routine medical care, hospitalization, and referrals for specialized medical care must be coordinated by the HMO. TANF clients may enroll
in an HMO or receive medical services from a doctor(s) of choice.
The land and home that a client owns or is buying. It is the home where the client lives or intends to return to.
The Hospital Opportunity for Parentage Establishment (HOPE) allows for the process of establishing parentage to begin in the hospital at the time of birth of a child to unmarried parents. Hospital staff must provide the child's mother and natural
father the chance to complete a verified petition and an order to establish a parent and child relationship. The HOPE process permits parentage to be established without the parents having to go to court.