Medicare & Medicaid Eligibility Assistance
RKM Primary Care cares about our patients and makes every effort to insure they have the health care coverage they need. We turn no one away based on their ability to pay. RKM Primary Care offers eligibility assistance at all primary care locations.
This service includes:
- Assistance with understanding their Medicare benefits for 64 year olds who are approaching Medicare age;
- Assistance in completing paperwork for Medicaid, LaCHIP and Expanded Medicaid
- Certified Application Counselors assist patients with Market Place options
- Sliding Fee scale application for those at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level
Find out if you are eligible for Medicare or Medicaid.
Or call today: 1-844-RKM-4YOU
What is Medicare?
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for:
- People who are 65 or older
- Certain younger people with disabilities
- People with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD)
The different parts of Medicare help cover specific services:
Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance)
Part A covers inpatient hospital stays, care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care, and some home health care.
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)
Part B covers certain doctors’ services, outpatient care, medical supplies, and preventive services.
Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage)
Part D adds prescription drug coverage to:
Some Medicare Cost Plans
Some Medicare Private-Fee-for-Service Plans
Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans
What is Medicaid?
Medicaid provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. Medicaid is administered by states, according to federal requirements. The program is funded jointly by states and the federal government. (Medicaid.gov)
States establish and administer their own Medicaid programs and determine the type, amount, duration, and scope of services within broad federal guidelines. Federal law requires states to provide certain mandatory benefits and allows states the choice of covering other optional benefits.
Mandatory benefits include services including inpatient and outpatient hospital services, physician services, laboratory and x-ray services, and home health services, among others. Optional benefits include services including prescription drugs, case management, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. (Medicaid.gov)