Who Pays for Health Services Provided by Medicaid?
The federal government and the states pay for these health services. States make payments to healthcare providers based on a fee-for-service agreement or through prepayment arrangements such as health maintenance organizations (HMOs).
Each state is then reimbursed for a share of their expenditures from the federal government.
States may require small deductibles, coinsurance, or copayments on some beneficiaries for certain services. However, the following Medicaid beneficiaries must be excluded from cost sharing:
- Pregnant women,
- Children under age 18, and
- Hospital or nursing home patients who are expected to contribute most of their income to institutional care.
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