Will the mississippi medicaid family planning waiver pay for a tubal ligation on a 29 year old woman?
Not Medical Advice: Tubal ligation procedures, including tubal ligation by hysteroscopy, are covered if patients meet Medicaid criteria for sterilization as outlined in Part 202, Chapter 5, Rule 5.3. Some of the criteria include:
- Are male or female,
- Are non-institutionalized
- Are twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the time of consent
- Are mentally competent, able to understand the nature and consequences of the procedure, knowingly and voluntarily request the procedure, and give informed consent to be sterilized.
To view the complete criteria visit Medicaid – Administrative Code Part 202 Hospital Services.
Medicaid is a national health care program that aids pay for medical services for low-income people. For those qualified for full Medicaid services, Medicaid is paid to providers of health care. Providers are hospitals, doctors and pharmacists who accept Medicaid. To learn which services are covered for beneficiaries eligible for full Medicaid benefits visit Mississippi Division of Medicaid - What Medicaid Can Do For You.
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