Medicaid is a health insurance program which is funded by the federal and state governments, and provides low or free cost healthcare to the families of low-income in the America. Medicaid directly pays benefits to the provider of healthcare in New Mexico. In some situations, the beneficiary is responsible for paying a portion of medical payment which is determined by the beneficiary’s income. Medicaid requirements in New Mexico determine the eligibility criteria, presumptive eligibility, documentation, renewal and school aids.
Presumptive eligibility is a short term scheme, lasting for 2 months. It offers Medicaid services for children under the age of 19 and pregnant women.
In New Mexico, Medicaid is a school based plan which offers coverage for the disabled individuals and special requirements in the system of school. The services provided may be conveyance, nursing aids, social services etc.
Eligibility for Medicaid remains for 1 year. At the end of the year, the individual should renew the application by submitting to the office mentioned in the renewal notice and should reveal if there is any change in the size of the family, or income to the firm.