Medicaid is a health care policy, which is the largest program in U.S. providing necessary medical services to over ten million people, having low income and less resource. Medicaid was started in 1965, by the collaboration of state and federal governments, with the intention of providing affordable health services to the needy people, including senior citizens, children, the blind and disabled individuals.
Providers of Medicaid are required to enroll in Medicaid program of Vermont. Here we specify information regarding how to become a Medicaid Provider in Vermont.
Medicaid programs in each state differ in many ways and establish their own guidelines of eligibility, scope of benefits, and pay scale. Most of the Medicaid programs provide reimbursement for social workers of clinics in private practice.
The hospitals, doctors, clinics, pharmacies, medical equipment supply businesses, therapists, and others who provide health services, drugs, or medical supplies to Medicaid recipients are known as Medicaid providers, who must enroll in Vermont State Medicaid program. There are number of individual agents, institutional and providers who are enrolled in Medicaid.
Clinical social workers, who like to become Medicare providers, contact the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) organization in Vermont to get the information about enrollment process. There are a few general requirements, which are common among all the states for providing reimbursement to clinical social workers enrolled in Medicaid.
When a Medicaid beneficiary receives services, equipment or supplies from a provider, the provider submits a claim to state’s financial agent. All the claims are operated by state reimbursed HP Enterprise Services (HPES), which pays the Medicaid providers.